So first up a big shout out to Glamour Magazine for introducing me to this awesome challenge! To be fair this is more pure awesomeness than a challenge as it aims to spread positivity and inspiration amongst us women.
I try to do this at least one a day already so I tried to up my game and look for new ways to lift up my fellow sisters!
Making someone’s day by doing something nice for them or giving a simple compliment gives me such a nice feeling and brings a smile to my face, knowing it made their day just that little bit better.
I set myself a 5 day challenge to ensure I dazzled a bit of positivity on women that cross my path during that time, and here’s what happened:
Day One: I was make up shopping and noticed the girl serving me behind the counter had awesome nails! She clearly looked after them and they were glittery with little cute gems on and I was instantly WELL JEL! So I said to her ‘WOW your nails look amazing! I wish mine looked like that!’ which made her smile to which she told me that she does them herself and really takes pride in them because she ‘COULDN’T LIVE’ without her fake nails on. I said ‘Well they look AMAZING and you should be proud of them!’ And she seemed so grateful and looked really chuffed with herself, that I noticed and commented on her handywork! I walked out of the shop with a little smile on my face because of a little conversation like that. Easy peasy!
Day Two: A girl in front of me in the queue at the coffee shop had like AWESOME massive curls, completely untamable but just looked AMAZING! And I just had to point out the obvious! ‘OMG YOUR HAIR IS LIKE INCREDIBLE! AND CAN I JUST HAVE YOUR HAIR PLEASE?’ Which made her chuckle and say ‘Thanks, it drives me nuts, I’d rather have straight hair like yours; it’s always the way that our hair never lets us do what we want with it!’ I still seriously wish I had hair like hers..
There is strength in Sisterhood..
Day Three: I was scrolling through Twitter and saw a Tweet from a girl I was following saying that she felt really de-motivated and had given up with her writing. I tweeted her telling her to remind herself of why she started in the first place, and to never give up on your dreams. Apparently that ‘made her day’ and really made her smile, so I’m happy with that! 🙂
Day Four: Lately I’ve noticed a homeless woman that’s always down the road from where I work, so I bought her lunch for two days on the trot, and a friend and I sorted through some clothes we could give her that would fit. Only a short term help but from seeing how grateful she was, I am going to visit her more often.
Day Five: I went winter clothes shopping as I am in desperate need of warmer clothes! As I am ALWAYS bloody freezing! (See HERE if you can relate!) Whilst trying things on in the changing rooms there was a woman in the cubicle next to me who kept coming out to look in the large mirror and we started up a conversation as we were both on our own. As I used to work in fashion related retail I gave her advice and ended up recommending a coat that was like a nude shade that really complimented her hair colour which was tones of red and brown, and she said it wasn’t something she would have typically even looked at, but she really loved it and ended up buying it!
I felt awesome after doing these simple things! It didn’t put me out and I felt so happy after making other girls smile! 🙂
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