I write my weekly blog on Tuesday mornings from the elliptical machine. While walking into the gym this morning I was pondering what today’s topic should be. The lady at the counter said, “I can’t wait to see your outfit. You always look so nice.” I turned, to see who she was talking to. Since I was the only one around, and I was carrying my clothes on a hanger, I realized she was talking to me.
A simple statement from a lady that I don’t even know her name, impacted me. As I cheerfully walked to the locker room, I thought, I better do my hair and makeup because, apparently people notice.
As a domestic violence counselor, I spend a lot of time teaching about the consequences of hurtful, mean words. Sometimes I forget the power of nice words.
The words we say to ourselves are powerful too. Whether we compliment or chastise ourselves matters.