As I noted in my Day 28 blog, I decided to go out with a bang. I spent yesterday smiling at everyone I met. I have to admit, there were fewer people as the day went on, so it lost some of its excitement factor. Still, I think it even made a difference to my kids to have me smile as much as I could when I looked at them, too.
Today was Day 29, and my plan for the final day was to say something nice to everyone I met ... and then I ended up being home for far more of the day than I expected. That's okay, though. My daughter, normally SUCH a grump in the mornings, woke up and started complimenting me on everything she could think of -- my hair (still a mess from the night), my pajama pants, etc. So it was a fun reminder of how to approach the day. And we did go out for dinner, where I had a chance to be more social in my compliments.
Overall, this has been a fun experiment for me. I think I'm a natural giver, but I don't think I naturally give with intention. Does that make sense? So paying more attention to what I can give and how I give it was enlightening to me. I'm looking forward to continuing this exercise -- although I'm not sure I'll be able to blog as consistently. (Sorry!)
Thanks to everyone who's cheered me on! I've really appreciated it.