Thursday, November 17, 2011

Random Compliments

Monday night - I noticed our neighbor girl was wearing a beautiful skirt, she must have been going somewhere important. The next day, as we passed on the path I told her she looked awesome in that skirt. She was puzzled by my compliment. It was random but I think the best compliments are unexpected.

Tuesday - I stopped for free curly fries at Arby's. What? I'm pregnant, I can do that. The cashier referred me to the manager who never once tried to make me feel silly for coming in for free fries and nothing else. In fact, she went out of her way to smile. She looked me directly in the eye and smiled as she took my order. She smiled as she went to pick up the fries, she looked down at the receipt to catch my name that her associate had written down, and then smiled as she handed them to me and told me by name to have a nice day. I couldn't resist, I told her she had a very beautiful smile. She made my day brighter.

Random compliments and smiles at strangers are beautiful gestures that make our world a happier place.

6 comments:

Angie said...

Whenever possible I try to do little things like that as well (and when I remember too). Parking lot and toll booth attendents, office janitors, mailmen....they all need to hear how much we appreciate them. :)
And P.S. How did you get free curlty fries!?

Amy Sullivan said...

Free curly fries are totally normal (even when you aren't pregnant!). I love the idea of giving sincere compliments. We need to hear the good, you know.

Have a good weekend, friend.

Kim said...

I agree. Random compliments are the best. A stranger told me they liked my hair cut recently. Made my whole day.

rubberbacon said...

Hi Angie thanks for commenting and love that you do the same with compliments!! I follow a fabulous website called http://moneysavingmom.com/ where she puts up deals all day long through Twitter and on her website so I caught the Arby's coupon earlier this week and went for it!

rubberbacon said...

Totally agree sweet Amy! Thanks for stopping by!

rubberbacon said...

Ah! A hair compliment is ALWAYS a good thing!!!