A couple of months ago, I was having a particularly stressful day. I was ‘wound tight’ and felt like I may snap at any given moment. That’s a gross feeling. It was taking a lot of conscious postive energy to speak patiently and kindly to my children. This particular day I had to get groceries so the girls and I headed off to our local store, City Shop. Their behavior at the store was fine but they were acting up a bit and I was feeling hyper sensitive and was trying to get them to be well behaved, respectful human beings….it’s a lot of work 🙂 It was especially a lot of work when my patience was maxed out. Anyway, as we were shopping we kept bumping into this lovely older gentleman who reminded me of my Dad (who’s an pretty incredible individual). He was observing me interacting with my daughters and then as we were ready to leave, he made a point of stopping me and saying so sincerely “you are doing a great job”. At that very moment, it was exactly what I needed to hear. A little bit of encouragement, understanding and support in this world from an outsider who didn’t know shit about me. He could tell I was trying hard and my girls were benefitting from my effort. I was thankful.
I have a theory…..if you think something nice about someone….you should tell them. If it comes in your head say it out loud. Be genuine and never doubt the impact your kind word can make on someone’s day or life.
Until next time!
Only joy, only love,