About two years ago, I was standing outside my friends interior design shop in Westport, CT. It’s across the street from the train station headed to NYC.
I noticed a woman walking in my direction toward the train platform.
She looked beautiful.
Guess what, I did…?
I told her how pretty she looked and that I loved her dress.
She was wearing a chic little black summer dress, Chanel purse and shoes.
She stopped and said, “thank you so much, I wasn’t sure if it was too short to wear at my age.”
(Aside: She was maybe in her late 40’s early 50’s. Not old at all.)
I told her that she looked beautiful and I meant it.
She smiled and thanked me.
As she continued her hustle toward the train, I noticed the zipper on the back of her dress was not zipped all the way up.
I politely yelled and ran up to her to tell her and pointed out her ‘almost wardrobe malfunction.’
She allowed me to zip her up and graciously thanked me again with an even bigger smile.
It’s just a simple reminder that it doesn’t take much to be kind. It doesn’t take much to stop competing and start supporting each other.
So please, stop the competition.
We need each other.
Let’s support each other. Isn’t that the story we want to tell?
“Be the type of person who cheers on others, compliments strangers, and encourages people to believe in themselves. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing.”