(Miss M before she would smile with her teeth showing. She actually didn't start letting her teeth show until just this past year so her smiles were always Mona Lisa smiles)
So, go forward and celebrate!
All you have to do is pass along a kind word to someone you see today. Tell them you love their smile or they look great. Be specific and genuine. Positive words can go a long way as long as they are sincere.
I don't remember all the compliments I've received in my life but I remember three that are unique, these are what was said:
1- "You have great eyebrows". Still to this day I can't pluck my eyebrows without thinking about this compliment or the person who said it. With every pull and tug and tear I think it's worth it because someone liked my eyebrows.
2- "Nice ankles". My friend told me this shortly after I had just given birth to twins. I'd never given much thought to my ankles but I totally needed that compliment as the rest of me was still looking very pregnant. They aren't so nice now, swelling, age, and psoriasis have taken over but once upon a time, I had really nice ankles.
3- "You are too d*#* conscientious". This was said to me by an old boss. She was frustrated with me because my honesty was causing her more work however I took it as a compliment. I am conscientious. I am honest and I have good work ethic. Nothing wrong with that. And, at the end of the day, I'd rather know that I gave it my all and did good work instead of taking the easy way out.
Anyway, go - go now, and spread some compliments. Share them with everyone you know. Kindness matters and you just may make their day better.
and, even though I've never met you, I think you probably have a great smile.
Yes, YOU have a great smile!
Most people, when a smile is real, have beautiful smiles. So, I want to give away a smile pendant.
Leave me a comment and tell me what the best or most memorable compliment you've been given was! Oh, and be sure to add your name. Sorry, but if your name is Anonymous you can't win.
Have a great day!