Monday, September 26, 2011

Make Someone's Day

Did you ever have one of "those" days where, looking back, you should have just saved yourself a lot of trouble and stayed in bed? You know what I mean. Things go from bad to worse no matter what you do. You get up in the morning and BAM! Then another BAM, then another. Whoa, I didn't see that coming! BAM! Maybe it's best when bad things come in clusters. Do it all at once. Get it all over. OK, I can do this.......then BAM!!!!! Is it life? Is it cosmic payback? Is it Karma?

I had an idea for a blog post the other day so I'm going to write about it here today as I'm on the receiving end myself.

Do you ever feel something nudging you to pay someone a compliment and then shoo that thought away? Well, don't! Just jump in there and say it. I really feel that it is God's angels tapping you on the shoulder telling you that that person needs to hear it. We all need affirmation from time to time. A comment such as, "you look so good today!" "love that sweater!" "that was so nice of you to do." may be just what they need to hear. Life may have just thrown them a curve ball and that one little compliment is what they need to hold on to.

We never know what personal tragedies or just plain old bad days people are having to carry around just by looking at them. They may not look like a whimpering mess. They may appear to be the most put together person in the world. But.......tap, tap! Say it, tell her she's wonderful. Tell her you appreciate her. Tell her she looks good. Whatever has come into your mind. Just do it!

So, with that, thank you Anna from the bottom of my heart. You really made my day!!!


Thimbleanna said...

Awwww. Thank YOU Miss Jean! I'm so sorry you had a bad day, but I'm really happy my simple little story could cheer you up. It's the very least I could do since Miss Giggle has given me imeasurable pleasure. Big Big Hugs to You Sweet Miss Jean!!!

Mary said...

Hi Jean. Thank you for your post. Hope tomorrow is better for you. It was just yesterday that I came across a blog post - - - - - - - - ( that also brought my attention to the unknown needs of others which we sometimes forget. Thanks for your wisdom.
Best to you.

Mary said...

I don't think the web site I mentioned is correct. Please try the post titled "We Must See Past What it Seems" on

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a great reminder!!

Anonymous said...

Miss Jean, so sorry you had one of "those" days but thank you for sharing the wise advice. I'll try to remember that and put it in practice! Also, I love your blue star flag wall hanging (on you side bar) and was wondering if you know where I can get the pattern? And most importanty, congratulations on your son's return! My son has just started his Navy career.

ChaChaneen said...

Yes a great reminder! Just recently I told a girlfriend at church how fabulous she looked and she took it all in and then to my surprise and with a little giggle, said.... "Tell me again!" ha ha I often think about that since then, it was just so darling and sometimes we do need to hear the compliment REPEATED! ha ha

Hope your days are better this week! HUGS