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15-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Complimenting Strangers



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15-01-2014, 09:28 AM
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15-01-2014, 10:18 AM
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The words "Im giving people free compliments today" immediately null the compliments meaning and intention Laughat

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15-01-2014, 10:30 AM
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(15-01-2014 10:18 AM)bemore Wrote:  The words "Im giving people free compliments today" immediately null the compliments meaning and intention Laughat

But the effect is what's important.

Last month when I went to oncology I spent a lot of time in the waiting room outside the infusion area where people get their chemo treatments. I see a lot of people when I have those appointments in varying stages of their treatment.

An older lady, tiny little thing, came out of the door to infusion area. She was using a walker, had on a wig (nicely styled but of course that meant she had no hair), slowly making her way out of the clinic with a man that was presumably her husband of many years. Both of them looked pale and exhausted. Patient and caretaker.

She was wearing a beautiful red coat...not my taste but it clearly showed her style and she was hanging onto it though the coat was drooping a bit around the shoulders, a sign of weight loss. She glanced up from the placement of her walker and our eyes met. I simply said, "What a beautiful coat." She looked down at her coat and back at me with a huge smile, when her man saw this he also smiled and looked and me and mouthed, 'Thank you'."

It wasn't hard, it took nothing from me. It obviously meant a lot to both of them. Sometimes people just need to hear something nice. They could be going through things that you have no idea about and a word or two can make a lot of difference.

Since then, I have been making a point to do that more often.

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15-01-2014, 12:30 PM
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15-01-2014, 01:19 PM
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(15-01-2014 10:30 AM)Anjele Wrote:  But the effect is what's important.

Last month when I went to oncology I spent a lot of time in the waiting room outside the infusion area where people get their chemo treatments. I see a lot of people when I have those appointments in varying stages of their treatment.

An older lady, tiny little thing, came out of the door to infusion area. She was using a walker, had on a wig (nicely styled but of course that meant she had no hair), slowly making her way out of the clinic with a man that was presumably her husband of many years. Both of them looked pale and exhausted. Patient and caretaker.

She was wearing a beautiful red coat...not my taste but it clearly showed her style and she was hanging onto it though the coat was drooping a bit around the shoulders, a sign of weight loss. She glanced up from the placement of her walker and our eyes met. I simply said, "What a beautiful coat." She looked down at her coat and back at me with a huge smile, when her man saw this he also smiled and looked and me and mouthed, 'Thank you'."

It wasn't hard, it took nothing from me. It obviously meant a lot to both of them. Sometimes people just need to hear something nice. They could be going through things that you have no idea about and a word or two can make a lot of difference.

Since then, I have been making a point to do that more often.

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15-01-2014, 01:24 PM
RE: Complimenting Strangers
(15-01-2014 10:30 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(15-01-2014 10:18 AM)bemore Wrote:  The words "Im giving people free compliments today" immediately null the compliments meaning and intention Laughat

But the effect is what's important.

Last month when I went to oncology I spent a lot of time in the waiting room outside the infusion area where people get their chemo treatments. I see a lot of people when I have those appointments in varying stages of their treatment.

An older lady, tiny little thing, came out of the door to infusion area. She was using a walker, had on a wig (nicely styled but of course that meant she had no hair), slowly making her way out of the clinic with a man that was presumably her husband of many years. Both of them looked pale and exhausted. Patient and caretaker.

She was wearing a beautiful red coat...not my taste but it clearly showed her style and she was hanging onto it though the coat was drooping a bit around the shoulders, a sign of weight loss. She glanced up from the placement of her walker and our eyes met. I simply said, "What a beautiful coat." She looked down at her coat and back at me with a huge smile, when her man saw this he also smiled and looked and me and mouthed, 'Thank you'."

It wasn't hard, it took nothing from me. It obviously meant a lot to both of them. Sometimes people just need to hear something nice. They could be going through things that you have no idea about and a word or two can make a lot of difference.

Since then, I have been making a point to do that more often.

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