1/7 – Today, I decided to deliver a compliment to a stranger. For a woman, a nice comment out of nowhere is like gold. I was waiting in line for the restroom while other women checked their phones and reflections. I turned to the woman behind me and told her I loved her shoes and she was beautiful. The woman was shocked and sputtered out a pleased thank you. Best of all, the other women also started cooing over her, and soon compliments started flying everywhere. I love when women support each other instead of tear each other down!
1/8 – Today was quite a simple random act of kindness. While checking out at Publix, the cashier asked me if I would like to donate to a local children’s hospital. Of course I said yes, and asked to donate a little more than the typical dollar they tack on to your final amount. It was great to hear the person behind me make the same request as I was heading out the door.
1/9 – I have a wonderful student who had earned a coveted spot in our school talent show. She was taking on an Adele song, as aspiring singers do. The problem was that my student had a crippling fear of performing on stage. I stayed after school on this day to practice with her and build up her confidence. We worked on stage presence and showcasing her sassy voice. She went home so happy that her teacher took the time to help her out on a dream. By the way, she would have done Adele proud when she finally performed!
1/10 – On this day, I decided to finally stop hoarding my clothes in my closet. I have a problem with keeping things I haven’t worn in years, thinking that maybe one day I will feel the sudden desire to wear my poor forgotten outfits. Blasting some music, I tore apart my closet and filled bags upon bags of clothes. They were cute, but it was time for them to find homes of girls who appreciated them much more than I did. I drove right past Plato’s Closet and gladly donated my clothes, hopefully making some girls very happy… and stylish!
What do you think of my random acts of kindess from this post? Have you ever complimented a stranger and what was his or her reaction? Stay tuned for more random acts of kindness updates!