World Kindness Day: Words Matter

Xena: Hey Lucy Deucy, do you think that’s true, that words really matter?

Lucy: Well, how does it make you feel when I call you Xena Weena?

Xena: Grrr. It hurts my feelings.Sometimes it makes me feel sad, and sometimes I just want to bite you.

Lucy: And what about when Mom tells you that you are a good girl and she loves you?Xena: I feel happy and all warm and cuddly inside.

Lucy: So, little sister, do you think words matter?

Mom: Years ago I was given some wise advise. When you see someone who looks sad, or bored or uninterested, find something to compliment them about. And mean it. You can change the direction of their whole day.

Xena: Like what, Mommy? Like tell them they’re the smartest person you ever met or that they have the most gorgeous furs ever?

Mom: No, no, little one. Something simple, such as, “I just love your earrings,” or “You have such pretty hair,” or even, “Great shoes! Where did you get them?” I remember the time I did that with a totally disconnected convenience store clerk and she looked up and smiled, her whole face lighting up.

Xena: Huh. *thinking* Hey Lucy Deu…I mean Lucy! Your furs are very shiny today.

Lucy: Aw, Xena, thanks. That made me feel really good. *grin*Xena: I’m glad, ’cause I love you. and your furs are so shiny I’m going to need sunglasses.  Now, can I have your supper?

Lucy: *sigh*

This is Lucy with the Shiny Furs and Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess thanking you for being our friends and wishing you only kind words today.

27 thoughts on “World Kindness Day: Words Matter

  1. Chaplin: “So, wait, if I give someone a compliment, it means they have to give me their supper afterwards?”
    Charlee: “I don’t think that’s what―”
    Chaplin: “Charlee, you’re a very good jumper. Excuse me, gotta go.”
    Charlee: “Stay away from my supper, Chaplin!”

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  2. Mom always likes to make sure she lets people know she appreciates things they do. Today the lab clerk at the hospital went the extra mile for Dad and they made sure he knew it was greatly apreciated
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. That’s just my little sister, BellaDharma. If she were any different, Mommy would probably put a glass stick up her patootie to see if she was sick. She’s got a good heart, and she’ll get better with time (I hope). XOX Lucy

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  3. What a wonderful thought for the day.I even changed grocery stores because of all the… have a nice day, and good mornings, and let me get that for you that I heard every time I stopped in there. I found I was standing up straighter instead of slumping over the cart and I actually felt better,and it did make me smile..

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    1. Jeff and I consistently experienced the same thing at employee-owned Publix, and love to shop there. The local Food City (2 minutes away) finally changed employees and now they are so much friendlier and helpful too. I don’t like shopping, but they all make me forget that!

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  4. Hari Om
    yup that’s one of my fave things to do when out and about. Though occasionally it backfires, cuz folk think you are some eccentric old bag lady. All I was doing was carrying my empty jam-jars to the recycling base… but other than that, most folk are happy to be complimented! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. “eccentric old bag lady” te, he. That’s funny, YAM-Aunty. Mommy keeps her jam jars to spit in every morning after she has pulled coconut oil through her teeth, Then they go in the trash when they are almost full, ’cause no one wants to smell what came out of her mouth, BOL! And oh, I like your picture, you have a pretty smile. 🙂 ~Xena

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