One thing I've always tried to do is to give credit where and when it's due. As women, we have a tendency to be super hard on ourselves and it doesn't make it any better that ever since the movie 'Mean Girls' came out we've adopted some of their rude tendencies. Not to mention Instagram should pretty much endorse and fully advocate RBF (Resting Bi*ch Face).. no smiles out of us ladies.
A couple days ago, while at Chipotle I complimented an older women that was probably in her mid 40s on her cute pants. Just in case y'all didn't know, flares and wide legs are coming back.. thank the Lord!! Anywho.. as she thanked me, she told me she was asking her friend in line which agency I'm most likely from. Of course I was confused and it must have shown on my face because she then asked "You do model don't you?" <Nervous/Goofy laugh> No, I'm just a make-up artist. I was completely shocked because even though my skin has cleared up, I still wish I could be invisible at times because I'm so used to it being terrible.
The lesson was not for me, but for me to share with you.. don't be afraid to give compliments because you just may get one back. Never do I ever give empty compliments just to have it reciprocated to me. I'm always very genuine and try to find beauty and good in as much as I can. Making others smile makes me smile, and I think we can all stand to do that more often. Who knew that me giving a nice gesture to some random person would result in us making each other's day!!