Do you know that friend whose style you love or the coffee shop barista who is contagiously friendly or the co-worker whose ideas are inspiring or the husband who takes out the trash first thing when he gets home, even before he changes out of his stuffy work clothes? You know the teacher who made you feel encouraged to write or the aunt who always writes the best messages in a card? Or the high school friend you only interact with on Facebook but you think she's grown to be even more awesome than she was back then?
I don't know what's wrong with us, that we have all these compliments and good thoughts swirling around our heads but we don't often say them aloud. We don't stop mothers to compliment their parenting or tell random couples their hand holding is adorable or buy a coffee for someone just because they look like a coffee would help or stop our husbands in the hall to say, "You still look really good in a ratty t-shirt. Really, really good."
Maybe it's a silly challenge in the grand scheme of things but it makes me happy to think about so: stop someone today and tell them what you're thinking. It'll turn their whole day around, I'd bet. As long as what you're thinking is good stuff and not, "You seem like a total douchebag." We'll make that a different challenge for a different day, ok?
Anyway, I'm going to do it too.