You know the moments where, when you think about them days afterwards, you can’t help but smile? Such a moment happened to me last week. I was assisting some classes at my dance studio; ballet for 2-4 year olds, and it was their open house so their families came into the studio to watch. After one class, one of the girl’s grandmother’s came up to me and said, “You are such a beautiful dancer.”
I was completely taken aback, so I stammered out a “thank you”. Then, she continued with more compliments about my dancing and then said, “The girls [the students in the classes] are so lucky to have you.” I was floored by this point, and I’m certain my response didn’t make very much sense.
I left my dance studio that day feeling incredible. I’ve been dancing since I was young enough to be in that class, but I don’t recall ever being complimented by a stranger. As I was explaining this to my mom in the car, she said, “I think if people realized the effect a few kind words can have on someone they would say them more often.”
This is completely true. It doesn’t take much on our part to say something kind to someone else; however, it can have a lasting impact on that person. This idea plays perfectly into today’s challenge from the Daydreamer Challenge – to pay some compliments to other bloggers.
I will start with The Teen Daydreamer, Caitlin, who has orchestrated this whole challenge. There are tons of people participating in the challenge, and I think it’s incredible what she has done with it. Thanks for representing us teen bloggers extremely well, Caitlin!
I also have to give a shoutout to two bloggers who make me smile everytime I see them on my Reader, Ritu from But I Smile Anyway and Edwina from Edwina’s Episodes. They both wrote about each other for this challenge, which made me smile even more! Both of these women have a unique voice in their blogging, and I always enjoy reading about their fun lives when they post.
Bittersweet sensations is a blog I also love to read. First of all, she has a feature called “Swift Saturdays” where she shuffles her Taylor Swift music and writes about a lyric from the song it shuffles to. As a major Swiftie, I adore this! When she’s not writing about T-Swift, she is posting really thought-provoking posts and poems.
There are so many other amazing blogs I could write about, but I will leave it at this for now. Please check out these blogs if you have some spare time. As well, pay some compliments to people in your life. It may mean more to them than you realize.