Spreading Joy- A repost

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

PS: I have shared this post once before too😉😜

A nice gesture can make your day or someone else’s!

A couple of days ago at the grocery store, a girl walked up to me. After giving me a smile she told me the I had beautiful feet! I was hit by multitude of emotions. 

I looked at my feet, clad in my glittery fit-flops, and couldn’t see anything extraordinary there. Maybe my shoes were nice or the color of my nail color. Anyway, flustered, I said” Really?”

I wasn’t hunting for more compliments but I couldn’t believe that she meant my feet.

She smiled again and assured me that they were really beautiful. I guess beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Or in their kind hearts.

She did something spontaneous and beautiful. It made my day. Filled my heart with pride and happiness. It made me think. There are many a times I feel like complimenting someone I see when I am out and about. People I don’t know but who impress me with their behavior or appearance. 

But I usually shy away from doing so. I feel I might offend them or maybe appear weird to them. It does take a lot of guts to walk up to a stranger and pay them a compliment. It wasn’t always so, but nowadays, we are more hesitant to do so because we don’t know how it will be received.

I do share smiles, if I manage to make eye contact with others. Some just look the other way and some reciprocate. This is also a way to spread joy, by giving joy to someone. 

The point of this post is that we should not feel shy or reticent if we want to compliment someone. It sure adds to their day.

Being kind and thoughtful doesn’t cost anything. Just like good manners and politeness.

Spread joy.

Make someone’s day brighter!



A Repost- Really me # 8

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Rory is the host of The really real you!

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The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 08

So this year, 2019 are you on the Festivus or Christmas List – if so which side – Naughty or Realistic?

I am always good and realistic. Never ever naughty. Though I won’t be on a Christmas list as I don’t celebrate Christmas. 

Are you a Biscuit Dunker? [Dipping biscuit into the hot drink to soften and then eat] If so how good are you? What’s your longest time held in the liquid before you take back to your mouth and does it break or remain intact?

There were the days in my past when I would have a cookie/ biscuit. But now no carb, no cookie, and no cake either. In that distant past, I’ve been known to dunk a few cookies but not too much. A cookie or a biscuit should be crisp to complement the hot tea or coffee.

When writing responses to comments in your blog from your readers do you happen to use the same responses, how often do you try to make it different?

Now this is a very interesting question! I have the usual responses like expressing my gratitude and delight. But it does get repetitive. We have just that many ways to say thanks. Or to express our pleasure at appreciating something! I do feel that I should come up with more varied responses. Any ideas?

Do you when responding to comments from readers read the answer from you out aloud and do you if including ‘smiley… smile at the same time?

I don’t read them aloud but when I find something funny I laugh or smile. And sometimes I cry too at the beautiful things that are said in comments. And do smile when sending a smiley! I think it’s instinctive. 

Why is the sky blue and the sea green and not the other way around?

I knew why! But I’ve forgotten it. 

What is it with time? When you want it to go slow, it goes fast, when you want it to go fast it goes slow?

It’s called the theory of relativity. Eisenstein had the correct equation for it but basically, he said that the good time passes quickly and stressful time goes slowly. Especially when you’re waiting. 

Is there such a thing as astronicks?

Probably! You never know what new things are constantly being invented and what new phrases are being coined. 

Who was the first? – And if they were the first – more importantly why? [Your interpretation as regards to answer] Would you do it again?

My first blog post was the one WP posted on my behalf- The journey begins. It sort of took me by surprise. But my hand was forced and I immediately wrote my very first post. 

Could there be life after jam?

Of course. That’s why we have peanut butter, honey, Nutella and many other sweet and savory bread spreads. 

When do the Easter Eggs go on sale isn’t that time about now?

You have to wait till the first of January. If you are going to get eggs for Easter make sure they don’t turn into chicks by that time. 

What was the best Christmas No1 ever and why? [Musical Question]

Frank Sinatra- Christmas Songs




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