Well, I've never been the type to shy away from complimenting other people, women especially. Not just on their clothes or shoes, but on their looks. I'm also not afraid to give other women their props when they are clearly doing it big, doing something I admire, or making a clear impact on some aspect of society.
The one thing that I've noticed is when I feel lead to do something like this, the person inevitably comes back to me and says how much my compliment made their day. This happened yesterday. And for me, knowing I make someone else's day, makes my day.
We never know where someone is in life and what they are going through. Taking a few minutes to (as my grandmother said) "Give them their flowers while they're living" may be the one thing that turns someone's day (or life) around.
Even the most confident of us has moments (if not days, weeks, months or seasons) where we wonder if we matter. We question whether blogging about our outfits, makeup choices, hairstyles and shoes impacts anyone's life positively. Patting someone on the back doesn't diminish our place in the world and could propel another person toward even more greatness than they are already achieving.
We are never too busy or too important to give compliments and to tell other people (even strangers) the impact they have (or have had) on our lives.
This is what real women do....