Complimenting someone’s appearance can mean a whole lot to them. BUT, it in the same breath, it could harm them, too. Actually, my reason for writing this post is because I did just that. A new friend of mine can eat anything and he seems to never gain a pound. I told him how jealous I was of that, and he shared with me that he’s actually had an eating disorder since his mother’s unfortunate passing. You can imagine what I felt like.
Complimenting someone’s physical appearance can also reiterate a lot of the unfair standards our society has. SO overall, it’s just a really good idea to start practicing giving compliments that aren’t appearance based at all. Here’s a list of ten compliments you can give ANYONE that don’t pertain to appearances.
- You’re so smart!
- You have great taste in ____.
- Your laugh is so contagious!
- It’s refreshing to meet someone so ____ (funny/kind hearted/inspiring)!
- I like your voice.
- I love being around you.
- I wish more people were like you.
- Our conversations always bring me so much laughter/peace/joy.
- I love how passionate you are about ___.
- You matter to me.
Keep on loving one another. Peace and blessings, babes.
Today is my 24th birthday! What a freaking day. I woke up to the apartment decorated like the birthday party scene in The Office and I’ve spent the morning living like a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. But I’m also so excited to share my new website and logo with all of you! (Lady Lark KILLED IT). So thank you for being here and checking it out! I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate with everyone. I threw together a list of 24 of my favorite things
- My Favorite Color
BLACK lol is that even a question
- My Favorite Flower
Does Eucalyptus count? Because it’s all over my apartment.
- My Favorite Candle Scent
Pumpking Spice from Paddy Wax! It’s fall ya’ll!
- My Favorite Candy
Honestly a tie between Rocky Road Oreo’s and Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- My Favorite Drink
Iced Soy Chai
- My Favorite Tattoo
My “No Scrubs” tattoo will probably be my favorite forever.
- My Favorite Restaurant
Well, Dylan brings home Wild Cow pretty much daily.
- My Favorite Animal
I really want a pet pig but Dylan won’t let me.
- My Favorite Book
Currently stuck on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire so go with that since it’s all I’ve been reading for longer than I’d like to admit.
- My Favorite Poet
Forever and always, Sylvia Plath.
- My Favorite Place
I’m happy anywhere there’s coffee, Dylan, and Atti.
- My Favorite Hobby
- My Favorite Things to Collect
Candles, for sure.
- My Favorite Season
- My Favorite Holiday
Halloween but Christmas is a close second!
- My Favorite Song
For the next five minutes it’s Glory – Recorded Live. So much emotion.
- My Favorite Album
I’d be lying if I didn’t say Queen by Nicki Minaj. IT’S SO GOOD.
- My Favorite Game
Aggravation for life. If you haven’t played this, PLEASE go to Kendallville, IN the first weekend of October and get yourself a game board at Apple Fest. This game will change your life.
- My Favorite TV Show
I actually watch way too much T.V. I am a reality TV junkie (don’t invite me to your Bachelor/Bachelorette viewing party though. I’m not into it). If I’m being completely honest with myself, my guilty pleasures are Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
- My Favorite Podcast
- My Favorite Movie
Currently it’s Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban (Am I 24 today or 12?).
- My Favorite Alcoholic Drink
Amaretto Sour boy! So much sugar I hate myself hahaha
- My Favorite Accessories
All of my Metal Marvels bracelets, of course!
- My Favorite Thing in My Closet
I just bought my first crop top, and I am INTO it. Continuing to learn how to better love and appreciate my body!
Recently, I asked some lovely ladies in my life (Ranting Women) how they were feeling about everything going on in the news. It was a dead tie between two responses.
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