Thursday, July 05, 2007

a compliment


i was in the city yesterday ... visiting ... it turned out to be a really lovely day ...

i also received a genuine compliment that made me feel good ... i was told that i was "nice" ... i know, that doesn't sound like something earth shatteringly wonderful ... but it came from a 3 year old ... and after only 4 minutes (or less) of being with me ... she openly grinned up at me and said " you're nice!" ... i thanked her, and said she was nice too ... then she looked at her mom and said "she's nice!" ... and grinned some more ... i love kids - they either like you, or not ... either way, they let you know!

it is another warm, sunny, summer day here ... i must get my household chores done - then maybe head out for a swim at the beach ... i guess my blogging is suffering from my summer vacation - but you guys are in my thoughts and prayers - and i've posted many a mental note, it just didn't get into the computer!

blessings sent your way!

15 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Your vacationing sounds like a dream! I'm glad for you..smile. Enjoy it for all of us. Isn't that the secret of life? Taking time to smell the roses and enjoy what God has put around us...btw, you ARE nice! Very!!!

daisymarie said...

You are nice. :)

Mari said...

A compliment from a child is great because you know they mean it! I don't know you personally, but from waht I read in your blog - you are nice!

Terry said...

Such a wise little girl Saija!
You know what?
WE think you are nice too!..Love Terry

Saija said...

maggie ann, tina, mari, terry ... thank you - *smiling* ... i just thought it such a sweet little thing to hear, from a little girl! it's almost like she was surprised i was nice!!! blessings on your day!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Saija...One thing about children they say just what they mean....so you know that she meant that STRAIGHT from her heart!! What a great compliment...We all agree...sandy

Prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Tervisia!
What kind of roses are these? they look very much like my "Fragrant Cloud" roses.
Love,
Prayingsensfaninmontreal

hebrews 11:1 said...

Don't forget tomorrow (the 7th) is Pilgrim's birthday! Psst...pass it on, please...

Lil Pilgrim Pal

Saija said...

Sandy ... without guile, right? ... :o)

pryngsfnmtrl ... i'm not quite sure, these were on my friend's table and i loved them! :o)

heb 11:1 ... thanks for the heads up!

Terry said...

Oh Hebrews 11:1 and everybody , it is on July 9th...the Pilgrim's birthday!!
Hope you see this in time 'lil pilgrim!!..Love Terry

Cathy said...

You are doing just fine with your posting and pretty pictures. And besides that, you are enjoying yourself. I think that is wonderful.

auntibeck said...

That is so sweet Saija. My little grandson told me I was nice when he was just about 3. "I like you Grandma, you're nice." I took it as the biggest compliment of my entire life. Isn't it simple, really? To a little child--be nice. And people will be nice back. And if they're not always nice, you stay nice, because God will bless you if you do. Reminds me of that poem that was called something like "All I've ever learned, I learned in Kindergarten." Don't fight. Be nice. :) :) Hope all is well! Your blog is a blessing!

Saija said...

terry ... he sure was surprised with all the attention ... :o)

cathy ... not enough hours in a day!!! but i guess that is good too!

antbk ... and i'm hoping that your termite problem turns into a blessing ... just think, your project helped to find a deep rooted problem ... ((hugs))

Catherine said...

I think kids are extremely perceptive about people, and since they have no social filter, they'll just tell you exactly what they think, good or bad. This little one was right about you. :)

Saija said...

catherine ... i guess the social filter blinds us sometimes, doesn't it? hope all is well with you!!!