I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!

Kimberly - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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To pass it on...

Let's dare each other to do something nice daily.
I'll start: I dare you to tell a complete stranger they "look very nice today".
Maybe we can make a difference in someone's day and feel good about ourselves at the same time.

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I'm gonna take your dare. The reason for my reserve is that we Brits tend to assume that people like to be left alone. It's because we're not good at accepting compliments ourselves, but secretly we all love to get them.

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Tara - posted on 10/28/2010

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I did it. There was a new mom at our local playgroup drop in. She was there with her new baby and a 3 year old that she watches. I introduced myself, then sincerely told her that I liked her hair style. (very casual and easy going but still styled, unlike my own long style-less do)
And later while she was getting ready to leave and the 3 yr old wouldn't cooperate, I cajoled her into doing what she needed to do. Smiled at the mom, made eye contact and said "It was nice to meet you I hope you'll come back next Thursday" than I shook her hand and held the door open for her.
It was nice and I think it really made her day. She was kind of shy and a little glum when she came in, the baby was crying etc. but when she left she looked refreshed and calmer.
Eye contact and a smile can make all the difference in the world to someone who is having a bad day.
:)tara

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/28/2010

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Karma and law of attraction are very true!!!

I have many examples of where it has worked in my life :-)

Kimberly - posted on 10/28/2010

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We all do nice things all the time- at least I hope so. Just a nice reminder to go out of your way.

Kimberly - posted on 10/28/2010

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Seeeee The Baby Jesus smiled at you Tah.

haha

or Law of Attraction, Good Karma, it's all good stuff.

"imagine how the world would be..."

A simple smile or compliment could change someone's otherwise crappy day.

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I happen to do things like this daily..not going out of my way to do it, it just happens..i remember one day i saw a lady struggle to get the trolley sorted while holding her baby..so i stepped in as i passed her, and got the straps of the baby seat out so she could put her son in and off i went..i meet her and her husband a few times while doing the shop and i got a big thanks off her husband and lots of smiles.

I think as another person has said the power of just a smile can do more than going out of your way to speak or pay for something.Just always wear a smile, i do and find it attracts good to you daily and makes you feel good to.I like to small talk in lines and its so funny as i seem to always pick people who end up telling me there life stories lol.I actually made a friend or two i still keep in touch with from just doing that.

Tah - posted on 10/28/2010

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i took ur dare....i was downtown paying a speeding ticket(don't judge me..lol) i forgot about it and missed the court date...lol..and i told a lady that she looked nice..she seemed surprised..smiled and said thank you.....and then when i got upstairs..fully prepared to spend 186.15 on a ticket..i only had to pay 7 bucks....i should do this more often..lol...but no really...i do things like that often..hod doors, help with bags and if everyone did these things..like a few kind words...imagine how the world would be...

Sharon - posted on 10/28/2010

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Damn - I like that paying for someone elses' stuff but I quit buying coffee in the morning, that would have been perfect.

Chipping a dollar at the grocery store seems - I dunno, kind of UN noteworthy? I can't afford to chip in $5.

Jenny - posted on 10/28/2010

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Alison, I don't think it really is the case. While they may not want to chit chat in line about the weather I find most people light right up if you look them in the eye, and smile.

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I love that idea, I like to think I'd help anyone anyway, but I'm not so good at saying encouraging things to strangers. I tend to assume that most people want to be left alone, but that's probably not the case at all.

Jenn - posted on 10/28/2010

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I love the idea! I can't afford to pay for someone else's stuff, but I do try to be helpful to others when I can like holding doors for people etc. When I go into town tonight to get groceries I'll see if I can't find a way to do something nice for someone. :)

Sharon - posted on 10/27/2010

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tcha! I already do this.

I soothe crying kids - or try to. give up my spot in line at the gas station - help really short people reach stuff on high shelves - and none of that is at my work.

But i"m nice there too. But maybe I'll try to think of something else to add to my list.

Jenny - posted on 10/27/2010

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I've done the coffee thing at Tim Hortons. I've also paid for some groceries for an elderly lady behind me in line. She only had like a few veggies and jug of milk but it made her day. One of my regular things is leaving my change in the cart at the store, most people will carry it forward for awhile. I always do the small things like holding doors open for people behind me and letting people in front of me with less items or who look rushed.

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I like your idea Tara. I'm going to do that. I don't drink coffee so I can't do that one. And it's too late to go looking for strangers to compliment but I'll try it tomorrow.

Kimberly - posted on 10/27/2010

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Tara- I actually have been sitting here looking at a 'Thinking of You' card that I bought a few months ago for the father of an ex that I was close with. Haven't seen him in years. I'll write his letter tomorrow.

I've done the Starbucks 'pass it on' before but will do it again. :)

Tara - posted on 10/27/2010

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I take your challenge but can't do it until tomorrow, it's too late here to see a stranger!
I challenge you and everyone else to write a nice note to your best friend/boss/significant other/sister/mother etc. and actually mail it to them.
:)

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/27/2010

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I double dog dare someone to by someone else’s coffee…
About two weeks ago and then a month before that…I brought 3 separate people there starbucks coffee…(I did made sure when I got up in the drive thur that they had only one or two drinks…because Starbucks is expensive) I could see one ladies shock as I pulled off and the people just handed her the drink…she looked over to me…LOL

Almost a year ago it happened to me so I passed it on…
(I take your challenge and will complement 2people today…as a matter of fact I take my son to wrestling tonight and will do it there! :-)

C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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That's such a nice thought, Kim!



I haven't been able to go out much b/c of the pain, but I'll start on here by saying you are a beautiful person, inside and out :)

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