…is what I daringly did today.
Time and again, I come across people – mere strangers – who put a smile on my face…make me happy…lift up my spirits, without even realizing how they might be making a difference in my life. Doesn’t matter what it is they do – it might be a musician playing a melody at the train station or a toddler passing by waving to everyone he sees or a guy waiting, with flowers, for his girlfriend at the park or a beautiful girl – all these little things bring about moments of contentment. But, given that I am me, I’ve never had the courage walk up to them to thank them for whatever it is that they did to make my day better.
Until this evening…
As I was waiting for my train, I noticed this girl who came and stood nearby. She was gorgeous. Her beauty was mesmerizing. I don’t know how to describe it all in words…she had symmetric features, silky smooth hair, a child-like innocence and all that. Everything about her was just perfect to my eyes. And her charm brought me joy. For that, I wanted to thank her.
And I did.
At first, I was afraid of sounding creepy…walking up to a strange girl telling her she is beautiful and all…I’ve never gathered myself to talk to a stranger before, let alone doing anything like this. But then I assured myself that it would be ok…that I was only going to compliment her and that is not unpleasant in any way. So with my heart pounding harder than ever before, I walked up to her and said…
“Hi, I don’t mean this in any weird way, but I must tell you…you look beautiful. When I looked at you, there was just something so positive and charming that it made me happy. So thank you!”
She smiled at me and said thanks. After which, she got back to reading her book and I got to mine.
A few mins later, she walked up to me and said,
“Thank you. It is so nice to hear something so nice after a long tiring Monday at work. You made my day!”
And now, I smiled. 🙂 Because that made my day. 😀
So yeah, this is a big achievement for me…if I may say so myself.
Tell me, do you let strangers know when you admire something about them or something they did?