Feel Good Friday – Validation

by admin on March 4, 2011

It’s long but worth it.

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Nellop March 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

That’s so nice! Put a massive smile on my face, after quite a dodgy start to the day.
I love feel good fridays. :)

It helps that T.J. Thyne is such an amazing (and attractive) actor! *Ogle*

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KarenK March 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

Fabulous! I love FGF, even if they make me cry at work!

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Natalie March 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

I love validation. I haven’t watched in a while, so thank you for making my day! You are awesome!

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Mojo March 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

I dont really understand the message of this film. Are they saying flattery is the way to relate to other people? You should always flatter everyone you meet?
It would be a strange world if we acted as he did all day.

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Miss Raven March 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I love TJ Thyne! He always makes me giggle on Bones. This short was awesome. Also, I can’t place a lot of these people but that’s Angelina Jolie’s brother James Haven at the 9:24 mark in the bow tie. ^_^

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LolaKat March 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I Loved this. Thank you so much for sharing, I admit, I was almost crying as well. <3

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carotte March 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

That is so nice! couldn’t stop smiling :).

@mojo : I think one of the message is that a smile can go a long way, and that by improving some one’s day by making them smile/giving them a compliment they’ll be more prone to do the same.
And also that we shouldn’t restrain ourselves from making compliments, even if things are obvious, as in, they probably all thought that what he was doing was nice/great but no one had told him that yet, so we shouldn’t be afraid to randomly compliment people, it might make a huge difference.

The term flatter is more to exagerate, to seduce someone to your own advantage, no just to brighten someone’s day.

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Alice March 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Mojo, flattery is, by nature, insincere. I think the message here is sincerity and kindness … what’s wrong with that combination?

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Aje March 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I LOVE feel good fridays!

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Iris March 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Thanks for this. How lovely :)

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Buggles March 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

I would be freaked out if a stranger said I looked great.

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admin March 5, 2011 at 7:37 am

I have stopped total strangers to compliment them on something about themselves. The guy with the awesome waist length dredlocks, the woman with the spectacular braided updo, the dog owner whose dog was the epitome of a contented, happy creature. When someone does a kindness, I tell them, “Thank you so much. That was very kind of you.” You can walk through life edifying people with little truths.

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David March 5, 2011 at 5:06 am

Unfortunately, the newsperson reporting on the issue uses the word “flattery” when it’s really not applicable.

Every person was being sincerely told something true that was good about them. The first guy did have strong features, the first woman did have amazing cheekbones, the suit did flatter the head of security, security is a stressful and usually thankless job and so on.

I think the message is that appreciating the people around you for being the amazing people they are is a really good thing.

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Yarnspinner March 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm

This put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.

As someone who is currently trapped in a problematic work environment, the ONLY thing I am able to control is my attitude toward the people I serve and the people I work with. Some days I fail miserably because I am being treated like an interchangeable cog in an ugly socket.

When I DO try to find something good about other people, I make a point of telling them, whether it’s about the cut of their suit or the tact with which they handle difficult customers. It makes them smile and sometimes they pass it on to others. On THOSE days, the world seems like an awesomely wonderfilled place to be.

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Flamingoesque March 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Ahhh, I LOVE TJ Thyne.

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