I received the nicest surprise yesterday at the grocery store. I saw a lady as I was walking down the aisle, looking at a product. She had a hair-style that reminded me of a friend I haven’t seen in a long time. Smiling, I walked past her thinking of this friend. I was surprised to hear the lady say, “I just love your hair!” So I turned around to thank her . . . Imagine the girly “in the aisle” conversation we had about coincidences, and hairstyles. I thanked her for the memory she brought forward for me, then we parted ways to continue our shopping.

The lady turned around at the end of the aisle, looked at me and said, “You are very pretty!” I think I kinda blushed and said, “Awww, that is so nice of you! Thank you!” She was smiling too as she continued on down the next aisle. What a nice encounter, I joked with my husband when I told him about this, “Gosh, look what happens when I actually have on clean clothes and I don’t have dirt on my face!” We have been working on replacing a roof in the hot summer sun. So, in the past couple of weeks, I have been a mess. Every now and then, my husband will look at me and chuckle, pointing out a smudge here or there, usually on my forehead. So it was nice to have this random encounter at the grocery store.

What a great way we could all bring positivity into the world. . .

What if we were to be intentional about saying something to others, even to random strangers, or that person sitting in the room with you everyday that would make them walk away with a smile and a little boost? What if the next time you have a chance conversation, you ended it with a compliment?

You are pretty!

I love your sense of style!

I really enjoyed talking with such a sweet person!

What you made

What you did


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Let’s shower the world with pre-meditative-random kindnesses that cause people to walk away from us with a big smile! That random, nice, personal expression can be to someone you love, or someone you’ve never met before. I guarantee you will walk away from that encounter with a smile and a boost too.

Please let me know how it works out for you!

Enjoying the Adventure,

Dr. Dink


Please visit my other Blog:  Brown Bag Letter –a blog of stories celebrating “personal history”. You will find antique anonymous photos connected to stories people have shared with me about their grandparents and family folklore.



Author: Karen "Dink" Urbanski

Loving life & sharing with others!

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