The flower shop and the fabric store are the two places where my indecisiveness takes over. I could spend hours just staring at beautiful vibrant petals. The colors just blending in like a glorious work of art. Each blooming, each blossoming. I want everything. I have to step back and have a mental talk with myself.
Where are you going to put them all? Do you want to attract bees? Ok go with the purple, no yellow, may be pink it’s everywhere. Just pick two or three! Or that dozen for $20 deal that they have. I have to be cut throat at times. I go about it like America’s got Talent elimination round.
So as all this was going through my head like a movie reel, a couple stopped by and started looking at the flowers as well.
As I was wondering what flowers to take home with me, I looked up and found the lady looking at me. She had a big smile on her face. I had to smile back. Smiles are so damn infectious.
I love your shoes. You look gorgeous.
Well! I must have blossomed like the rose next me. Compliments will do that :)
Why thank you. You are stunning yourself.
And that started a litany of compliments that bounced back and forth like a tennis ball.
Love your hair!
No stop!! That bald look you rockin it! Those shoes, the dress... yass!!
Thank you. Your skin is glowin. I mean.....
Her man was just smiling as he continued perusing the flowers.
We ended up chatting a bit and at the end of it all, we were two best friends hugging it all out and having Arthur capture such an organic moment on the side walk was great.
Later that day, I thought about this chance encounter and many others which make me fall in love with New York City every day. It’s organic. How wonderful it is to just meet someone randomly, start a conversation and soak in it.
It's amazing how a simple compliment will make someone's day. Like flowers, we all have our beauty, we all blossom and bloom differently and as that saying goes, a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
So give your cashier at the grocery store a compliment today, or that pharmacist at your local Duane Reade, heck, compliment the person on the que with you at starbucks or at the bank. Hand out those compliments like roses. Make someone's day.
This beautiful scalloped dress I'm wearing is thanks to TOBI.COM . I collaborated with them for this post. I live for comfort and when I saw this pretty pink shift dress, I knew I had to have it. They have beautiful dresses to get you ready for summer!