Being an agent of change

So, I’m kind of a weirdo, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I get thrills from the most simple things, and the tiniest things can make my day.

Because of this, and also the fact that I don’t believe in awkward, I tend to give random compliments all the time. I mean every one of them, and it makes me feel great to know that I’ve made someone’s day just a little bit better by one little comment.

I also tend to get obsessed with people that I find are really unique and different, and shower them with endless, obnoxious praise. Although it may be awkward for them, I just can’t help it.

My person at the moment is sophomore Lauren Crane. I first saw her in Wal-Mart, then at school, then I had a class with her, which I unfortunately dropped.

I finally had the chance to meet and speak with her at the Homecoming dance, and was not let down. She’s an awesome, unique individual, and I’m so glad I had the chance to meet her. She’s a sincere , super intelligent girl, and takes compliments gracefully. She recently chopped off her long hair and now rocks a sweet, two-toned JBiebs style ‘do. She’s super laid back and doesn’t fall prey to the idea of what’s normal.

Of course, I was grinning ear to ear the whole time and telling her how much I appreciate how great she is, but that’s beside the point. I don’t want to seem full of myself, but I really think everyone needs to take a page out of my book.

We all need to start letting people know how much they’re appreciated. People need to know that there’s someone out there who appreciates the effort they’re putting out, and the fact that they are who they are. If we could all learn to sling the compliments around instead of snarky insults, the world would be a much better place.

I challenge you all to take some time in the coming week to let someone know that you like what they’ve got going on, whether it be what they’re wearing, or that they’re a great friend, whatever you so choose. Not only will this most likely make their day, but it’ll make you feel fantastic as well.

Maybe if we all learn to ‘pay it forward’, and share the love, out world can be a little bit of a better place.