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Vacations make for the best people watching. I am reminded of the beauty of the human race as I see different bodies, styles of dress, and families. The sound of different languages float through the air, filling me with curiosity as to which corner of the world these people hail from. I had ample opportunity to conduct some hardcore people watching during my recent Hawaii vacation. As my kids careened down that green water slide for the thirtieth time that day, I lounged, drink in hand, and soaked up my surroundings.
Another thing I loved about my vacation was the plethora of swimsuits around me. Suits ranged from modest, complete with sleeves and leggings, to barely there bottoms and teeny tiny tops. So, with all of the people watching I was doing, coupled with the amazing bathing suits I was bearing witness to, I decided I needed to let some of the gorgeous women around me just how fabulous they looked.
If you have been following me on my new journey to empower myself and empower other women, you will know that I feel strongly about doling out sincere, unsolicited compliments to the women around me.
It saddens me to know that some women see giving out compliments to other women as groveling and beneath them, when in fact, it is SUCH an empowering experience. I feel strongly that when you offer a genuine compliment to another, you are in no way, shape, or form giving away your power. Instead, you are simultaneously increasing your own self worth and image and giving that other person a gift that money cannot buy.
As I was heading back to our room from the pool, a woman was about to pass on my left wearing an adorable bathing suit. It looked something like this here:
I took a deep breath and said with a smile, “I love your bathing suit.”