Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Civility Experiment

  -How often do we look at people and assume what they are like?
  -How often do we compliment someone that we don't know?
I know that I am guilty of judging people wrongfully... but something that I have learned on my mission is that complimenting someone is:
A. a lot of fun!
B. makes them and you feel good.
C. Is something Christ would do if he were here.
  A few month's ago one of my companions and I decided that we were going to go a whole week with complimenting as many people as we could! it was very hard at first, but it got easier as the week went on, pretty soon we just did it as an everyday thing because we wanted to.  We felt so good to just notice something good about everyone, instead of looking at the negative side of everyone, like if they have ugly hair, or the smell funny, or even if they don't match! just finding something was worth it, and helped me to think more positively about the people all around me.  I challenge each of my followers to do this; to compliment all the people they talk to, or see, if you think they are wearing something cute, tell them! don't be afraid! I know that as you begin to notice the good qualities in people that you will feel better about yourself and the people all around you, that you will think of the glass half full, rather than the glass half empty.


  1. That is a good goal to have. I think I am going to try that this month. Compliments for all!

  2. Awesome!!! I will do just that this week:) Thank you...your a great missionary!!!

  3. This is an awesome idea! I'm totally guilty of it too. I'm going to try and judge people by their cover less, and be kinder to everyone. Great message. :)