Day 2 of the be a better me challenge was to compliment a stranger. Day 1 was about learning to love myself so that I can learn to love others so it is only appropriate that I should be kind to a stranger.
To be honest, this challenge was a bit hard to complete. I had a hard time remembering to pay attention to others rather than what I was doing myself. My daughter and I were out running errands and stopped at 4 stores before I remembered my challenge. As we were walking out of the first store, my daughter says “Mom, you didn’t complement anyone”. I will at our next stop, I would tell her, but by the time we would get to the next place, I was so focused on what we had to get that once again, until we were walking out, I forgot to complete the challenge.
At the 4th place I remembered again as we were walking out. Thankfully there was a couple that walked out right behind us. As we held the door for them, I remembered so I immediately told the woman that I loved her hair and I was genuine about it. She had a really cute feisty haircut that was short with a braid on the side. It reminded me when I was younger and much thinner, I could have sported that same do. Now adays with the chubby cheeks that I have, those short haircuts just don’t look as flattering as they once did.
When I complimented her, she couldn’t help by smile. Success!!! We actually talked about her haircut as we walked to our cars. So although it nearly took me all day, I completed the challenge and it felt great to make her feel good.
If you would like to read about the entire 21 day challenge, you can find it here.