Hey, guys! It’s been a minute!
Yesterday while I was driving, I passed a store front with a sign that said “Be the reason a stranger smiles today.” and I loved it so much I knew I had to write a blog post about it!
Today there are so many hateful things going on in the world, we need to make our own positivity! Making a stranger smile is so special because you don’t know what they’re going through, and they may have really needed that smile. So how the eff do you make a stranger smile??
Give them a compliment!
There are a million ways to make a stranger smile, but I think the quickest, easiest, and most effective way to make a stranger smile is to give them an authentic compliment! Everyone loves compliments, but there is something extra special about receiving a compliment from a stranger (rather than someone you know personally) and the reaction you receive once YOU compliment a stranger makes it so worth it!
Next time you’re out shopping, getting a coffee, at a restaurant, or anywhere, pay a compliment to your cashier or server! Tell them they have pretty eyes, that the color they’re wearing really compliments them, that you like their name, anything! They will really appreciate it, you will feel great too, and you know that compliment will stick with them throughout the day!
I’m a people-watcher when I’m out in public, so I am constantly complimenting people in my thoughts, and every time I’ve paid the compliment out loud the person is always way happier than I expected and it makes me feel so great!
Go make a stranger smile!!