It's Time to be Bold

April 25, 2012
I have noticed something in myself recently that I don't like, and I'm trying to work on it. I don't know why I do it -- or don't, for that matter. I don't know if it's because I'm shy about it -- because I tend to get red cheeks and all embarrassed while doing it -- or if I'm afraid of what people will say when I tell them.

What I've noticed that I don't do is compliment people. So many times when a situation arises when a compliment would be perfect, I say it in my head, but don't say it out loud. It could be anything from what I think about the person's outfit that day, to something that they did that I really appreciate. I let it sit in my head for too long, and then the moment is gone -- and then it just feels to awkward to mention "Oh, p.s., blah blah blah."

I know it's something that I need to be less hesitant with, but there's something about it that just makes me feel awkward. I have no issues with taking a compliment -- we are taught from an early age to thank someone when they something nice about us -- and appreciation is something that I crave -- it's something that I think all of us crave -- but when it comes time to let my appreciation be known, I freeze.

It's time for me to be bold and seize those moments when they show themselves.


  1. It is way too easy to let the moments pass when we need to show our appreciation. It has happened to me, too.

    1. Thank you! It's good to know that I'm not the only one :)


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