You don’t have to go to great lengths to spread a little wonder in the world.
Posted in , May 24, 2016
My hairdo and I have a complicated relationship. Most mornings I walk out of my apartment, and it looks just fine. But by the time I get to work? It’s a completely different story. My hair will pick up on the slightest hint of humidity in the air. It gets progressively messier throughout the day. Sometimes I glance at it mid-afternoon in the bathroom mirror at work and all I can say is, “Oh, my goodness.” It’s a lost cause!
Well, last week, I looked into the bathroom mirror at work and started laughing. Not because of my hair. No, my appearance had nothing to do with it. Someone had taped a message on the mirror. One phrase in all caps:
YOU LOOK FINE.
“Yeah, that was me!” Danielle confessed. So why had she done it?
“I was just sitting at my desk, and I was thinking about how women suffer from so many insecurities,” she told me. “And I was thinking women who work in the same building as me probably suffer from insecurities and need to be told that they are beautiful. I wanted someone to feel lifted by the message.”
Mission accomplished! Danielle’s message instantly brightened my day. And her random act of kindness proved you don’t have to go to great lengths to spread a little wonder in the world. Sometimes all it takes is three little words.