New day. Stronger me.
My 8am alarm goes off. I click snooze (don’t we all?) 5 minutes later I immediately pop up from my warm bed because I now only have 40 minutes to get ready, pack my bag for school, make a lunch, and look above average because it’s my graduation photo day.
After 40 minutes of frantically getting myself together, I walk out of the house with my confidence level at a high. Heels on my feet, new jogger pants on. I’m ready to take on the world. Today is MY day!
Confidence. Boom. That’s what we need. For me, confidence is an attitude, a choice, a lifestyle. (Check out my previous article about Self-Confidence)
As I walked to main campus, I felt great! From the first chance I got to interact with someone, I took full force. Someone held the door open for me, so I sped up to the next door and held it open for them.
I also decided to let my personality shine through and just let words fly today. No thoughts, just positively. With my graduation photos complete I started to pack my bag and head out the door. As I was leaving I said “good luck” to a guy (super cute might I add) that was waiting to go in next. He flashed a big smile and said “thanks!” I didn’t even know him.
This is something I admire from the generation of my elders. My grandfather grew up in a time where if you were siting in a waiting room with a stranger then you created small talk while you both waited. Think about all the times you were somewhere and an older adult created small talk with you. Now a days, we sit in the waiting room with a stranger and just stare at our cell phones. JUST TALK! What’s the harm in meeting someone new, even for a few minutes?
Later today I was in the university student centre. I was sitting at the table next to two girls. They took of their coats and complimented each other on their winter sweaters. Then I piped in as I was getting up to leave “I like your sweaters too,” and as I left I added “have a great day!” Both girls smiled and thanked me for the compliment.
Random compliments! Why not? Think of a time when someone complimented you, how did that make you feel? Just throw around compliments like confetti because someone’s smile back will make all the difference in both of your days.
A smile. A smile can change someone’s entire day. Seeing someone smile fuels me to have a better attitude, and feel great about myself!
My mission today is the keep my confidence high, interact with the world, and make others feel good because that’s how I feel better.
Yesterday I received a card in the mail, and within the card was quote my Aunt Nicole reminded me of: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
That is really all I have been inspired to do in life. I have always wanted to help create a positive change in the lives of others. It’s what we all should aspire to do! It’s why I started my blog!
As you go on today, try and make someone around you smile. Give a compliment, hold the door open, anything! A random act of kindness can go a long way. I also challenge you to try and meet someone new, engage in a new conversation.
Making a positive change, big or small, is all you need in order to live your life to the fullest everyday.
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