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Say Whaaaat?

Monday, March 03, 2014

This past week was one of those weeks that you're just down on yourself. No weight loss, the weather is gloomy, and you can't do anything with your hair.

I lacked confidence all week. Since we were starting a new marriage class Sunday night, I really needed to get over the "blahs" but try as hard as I might, I just couldn't get over that hill.
My husband and I are greeters at our church Sunday mornings. There isn't much time to visit with people as others are trying to get into the building, but we try and make small talk and make people feel welcome as we hand out bulletins. As we were leaving after the service, a lady who usually comes in our door, called out to me from several feet away: "You're so slender! It must be all that snowshoeing you do!"
Yep, I pretty much looked like this guy.
"Put on the brakes, whaaaat?"

Isn't it amazing how a kind word can change your whole day around? My goal today is share some kind words and make someone's day today! Anybody like to join me?

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    Boy, a little thing like a kind word can change the day for us. We should all be looking for opportunities to share this kindness. Thanks for sharing.
    2217 days ago

    I am in! So many times I think something nice about someone because I am a pretty positive person. However, sometimes my inside voice just stays in when it should come out. When it comes to being positive to others Cindy you have it nailed down. You are one of a handful of people on our team that keep me going as leader and make me feel that what I am doing is helpful. I thank you so much for taking the time to do that. emoticon
    2222 days ago
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    Wonderful blog . . . you brightened my day! Thanks emoticon
    2222 days ago
    emoticon Kindness is a wonderful virtue.

    Something I am trying to teach my kids & to remember myself:

    Galatians 5:22-23
    ...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
    2222 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2014 12:20:32 AM
    Those (totally unexpected) compliments are the best kind.
    2222 days ago
    I get to do some greeting at my church, too. I'm "the hug lady." I give out hugs to people I don't even know. It makes them feel good, but it lifts my spirits, too.

    That's awesome that you got a compliment. God knew what you needed, right when you needed it. He's good that way. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2223 days ago
    A good reminder how much kind words can mean! I am with you! emoticon
    2223 days ago
    A kind word can effect the rest of someone's life. You must be very proud of yourself.
    2223 days ago
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