Oh guys! So glad you're here, and excited about this post.
I read something the other da that I just LOVEDDD an had to share with you.
(& if you'd like, links to this outfit below)
A post from Jedidiah Jenkins
Who, is truly one of my favorites when I found him from Rich Roll.
It's a post about complimenting STRANGERS.
Jedidiah is a MUST FOLLOW on Instagram. He is a beautiful amazing wonderful wordsmith, and he writes these LONG captions, that are so so stunningly put, it takes my breath away. Each one feels like my thoughts, just so much more beautifully.
They are poignant, thoughtful and true.
This one was one of my recent favorites, with such a beautiful message, it struck me to share.
(I know it's long, but it's SO GOOD! Read read it!)
I can recall times when a stranger has complimented me, or me them, and it breaks down a barrier between us, lets the other one in and feels so good.
It's not being vain or concentrated on looks all the time. It's not that we only like how someone wears a shirt or their clothes, but it's the act of being kind and NOTICING another, letting them put their wall down to be appreciated out of random that is just so lovely.
It's true, when you compliment someone you know, although you mean it, the nicety seems less exciting. It's the usual greeting from a girl. The ice breaker to meet new people, "I like your shirt".
But for a stranger, it warms them and creates a reminder that we are all HERE and this slowly brings the human element back into it.
In a life lived through our phones, in a digital world with our heads down when walking the streets. A compliment is a kind way of bringing both parties back to 'reality'. Breaking ice, and the barrier between strangers.
So, this week, my thing, is to SAY what I am thinking when I notice something I like. To put that positive energy out there, and when I'm thinking something lovely about someone, to just say it.
Make their day, just by expressing what I'm thinking.
Truly, a beautiful concept.
I love it.
Thoughts? Feelings? A good add to the week, no?
I love ya,