Why You Should Pay A Compliment To Someone Every Day

Why You Should Pay A Compliment To Someone Every Day

You will be amazed at how your outlook on life completely changes.

Hello Beautiful Friends!

I am sure you have heard the amazing quote, “ Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti," because it is a beautiful quote that we should be living by!!!!! In the world today we are all so caught up in our own lives that it can be easy to forget that other people are running the crazy race called life too.

We are too busy to actually acknowledge people, right? (actually, we are not, fun fact ;)) It is so important to make people feel acknowledged and loved because no one is 100% all the time, and you could really impact someone with a smile or a compliment.

In my last blog post, I talked about how God is amazing and how through Him we can do anything, and that leads perfectly into this blog post about compliments and loving others! Compliments are something that I think is often overlooked, which is why we should compliment people more.

I know that I can’t make you compliment people, but I challenge you to (DO YOU ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE?? Or are you chicken?? haha) But seriously, just imagine living in a world full of compliments!! The world would be a happier and kinder place. :)

I got inspired to write this blog post today actually because recently I have been feeling not myself, and I have prayed to get out of this slump and today I finally got out of it!!!!! (A huge thank you to the amazing Lord, of course, I couldn’t have done it without His amazing love)! Here is the incredible story. Get ready…

Today I was in the library after my first class to work on an assignment, and as I was approaching the door to the library, I opened it for the man behind me because I enjoy getting the door for people. I didn’t think much of this action because it’s like second nature to me, but the man was super thankful and kind to me! He said, “Why thank you for getting the door for me, and you have a beautiful smile." When I heard this, I absolutely melted inside because that is such a genuine thing to say to someone (I MEAN DANG RIGHT?).

This guy is living life right, let me tell ya. We walked beside each other for a few steps and then parted ways, and I beamed a smile the whole time, and honestly, I thought about it all day and told all my friends because it made me insanely happy. You might be wondering why this action made me so happy. Well if you are, I will end your curiosity. This action made me insanely happy because giving compliments is such a selfless thing to do.

A random stranger acknowledges something about you that maybe you don’t even see in yourself, and they have the courage to share that with you with the intent of making you happy and smile.

Compliments are selfless acts. This is true with all compliments, I am sure of it!!!!! The really cool thing about compliments is that giving and receiving compliments is such an honor and causes so much excitement and happiness for all people involved. If you can’t tell I am a huge fan of compliments and all that they entail.

I have another story for you because I had an amazing day today, and I know that the Lord was the reason for all of it. I see the Lord in people, so today I just kept seeing Him and I was amazed. :)

Right after I parted ways with the amazing compliment guy, I went to Cafe Libro to get a breakfast sandwich (if you have not tried one, DO IT ASAP, I am obsessed). I was in line and was getting super excited because that is how I always am and when I got to the cash register the wonderful woman said, “You have pretty eyes!" DANG!!! ANOTHER ONE in the span of 10 minutes, God you are surely on a roll.

At this point, I was almost in tears and was blushing, beaming, and so happy! I did not expect all these compliments from complete strangers, but they made my day and helped me change my perspective.

We don’t know what other people are going through. Period. So as people we should strive to make others smile, simply because they could be battling a huge battle and feel alone. They could be depressed, stressed, have anxiety, are scared, unsure, have family problems, money problems, or maybe they don’t feel loved. They could have a multitude of problems. The point is, is that we do not know what other people are going through, so why not be the shining light for them?

If we take a step back and actually remember that people are people and remember they have feelings, then we can positively impact the world --one compliment at a time.

If you change your mindset from judging people by first glance to complimenting people at first glance, you will be amazed at how your outlook on life completely changes.

I hope this helped you see the beauty in compliments and why you should make it a goal to compliment at least one person a day. :)

Love Your Friend,

Lexi Barry:)

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.

Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.

2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.

4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

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Is Astrology Real?

After my roommate read me my natal chart I'm starting to believe it's real.


There are many misconceptions about whether or not astrology is real. For most people, religion comes into play which makes people believe astrology is a fluke and that God is the only one that can alter someone's life. Although I'm also a believer in this, my roommate decided to read my natal chart one night and now I'm starting to believe that astrology is anything but a fluke.

If any of you were wondering, a natal chart is a chart based on the time you were born and where you were born to show how each planet has and will affect your life.

One night, my roommate offered to read my natal chart after she told me that many of the readings she has done for other people have become true. Being curious, I told her my birth information and soon enough she had my chart pulled up and started to read everything that happened in my life and everything that would happen in the future. From my childhood 'til now, every single thing she described from my chart was true. Everything from family deaths, internal struggles and passions was spot on. I was a little hesitant to find out what my future holds, because I want to be able to find that out on my own.

To confirm my belief for astrology, two more of my best friends had their charts read and theirs were scary accurate as well. It's crazy to think that the time and place we were born can literally define who we are as a person. If you want to figure out what your chart looks like go to https://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php. I highly encourage you to find someone that knows how to read these charts so you can figure out how accurate your chart is as well.

I am very interested in astrology now and strongly believe that astrology is real.

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