It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Why and when do we stop being thankful? No doubt we will arrive at this day next year feeling like we take all the goodness in our lives for granted. How do you prevent that from happening? You learn to appreciate all the people in you lives! The cool thing is, if you say enough nice things, you’ll eventually start hearing nice things back! It’s like an endless circle of happy.
I know I sound like one of those annoyingly joyous people who walks around smiling strangers and complimenting their sweaters. Well I admit that I sort of am. But I wasn’t always like this and I can testify that it feels a little odd at first. But it turns out that when you live like this, and you’re having a rough day, someone will return a compliment and make your hour! The return on investment is awesome!
On that note, I’m going to publish the comments I’ve been getting from readers to their loved ones. Thanks to everyone that commented. It’s been wonderful to hear all the positivity. And don’t forget to pass them the link to this blog OR just tell them in real life. I will definitely be doing this again sometime soon so, if you didn’t you should participate next time?
Who it’s dedicated to – The compliment. – The sender
Jordan C. – I love your intellectual curiosity! The way you like to take puzzles apart, piece by piece, until they make sense has made our house a more fun place to be! – Ben
Nikki M. – She is smart, funny, beautiful and my best friend in the world. – Katy H.
Ryan D. – You are understanding and (mostly patient when I can be a handful. Your smile brightens the room and make others feel welcome. I love how you are so goofy & not care what others think when trying to make me smile. – Alana T.
Ashley H. (that’s me!) – You are a brave young woman who inspires me with every blog. -Sue G.
Susan S. – A mom, a mentor, and a perpetual chaser of her dreams. To see the determination to try new things and always follow your dreams until you attain them, no matter how long it takes, is a life lesson one can only learn from witnessing. So, thanks for keepin’ on Mom. – Maggie S.
You – Every time you take the time out of your day to read A Happy Lass, you increase my confidence and love for blogging. Thank you! – Ashley H.
These kinds of days of the year should just reinforce our already high level of thanks ;it would be cool to see a blog or facebook post about gratitude in April or something along those lines,and not just thanksgiving time :))
Wow Ash, you are so right. Reading what my big sis said about me made my year! It’s so nice to hear and definitely puts a huge smile on your face. Plus I feel exactly the same way about your mum!
Told you! All those things are true. Love you Aunty Nik 🙂