Over the course of the next few days/weeks/months, I am going to be trying something and I invite you to join me.
This is what I am going to do:
Say 5 nice things to someone. It can be about anything.
The nice things you say can be about who they are, what they mean to you, their interests, their talents, how they look, anything. Or you can express gratitude for something they have done, appreciate the contribution they have made to your life, or simply wish them well. It can be someone you know well, or someone you haven’t spoken to in years. Five things that you like about them, or wish them well on.
If you know one of many people struggling with body image issues, and you think they look amazing just they way they are, TELL THEM! Be specific. It doesn’t matter if you tell someone you think they have a gorgeous smile, or that they have been the biggest support in your life. Just be nice, be sincere, and if you receive such a message, find at least one other person you can pass it on to.
And bonus points for you if you can try to find nice things to say to someone who you feel has hurt you in some way, or someone you’re finding it difficult to get along with. Especially if this person has been, or is, someone special to you. In this moment, it can be very hard to think of nice things to say about them, but keep thinking. There MUST be something you liked about them. Dig deep and give it a go. If you find it too hard to tell them, just think of those things to yourself and share them when you’re ready.
There are no rules to this, except that everything you say must be sincere. You don’t have to say it to a certain number of people, by a certain time or on a certain day.
There is no reason for this, it is just something I feel like doing, and I hope you will join me. In that spirit-
My dear readers, my dear friends,
Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, no matter how few and far between they may be. Every kind word, click, like, share, whatever, has helped my confidence grow, and believe that what I’m saying is making some sort of sense to someone out there :) This isn’t a professional blog, it’s just something I do because I like to, and to keep me writing. To know that there are people out there who share in that interest and get enjoyment from it like I do, feels very special. Thank you :)