Make somebody else’s day – pay a compliment to a stranger

Today I’ve decided to make a stranger’s day a little better. On the commute back home from work, in a train full of downbeat and sad looking people I picked my victim (a particularly stressed looking woman).

I told her that I loved her colourful flower patterned raincoat (it really was beautiful) as we stepped off the train and into the rain. The smile I received in return and the transformation of her sad face such a beaming smile made my day all the way until I got home myself.

If we were all to do this, just once a week and of course only when it is genuine,  would this not be worth it

to make others and ourselves a little happier? And who knows, somebody might pay me an unexpected compliment when I had a bad day?