So I've talked before about that nasty co-worker in my office.
There are about 12 or 13 of us in the office - give or take on any given day - and she is the only one who I have trouble with.
I think she is bitter with life.
When she DOES warm up she tells me a lot about how she has to do everything at home because her husband has a back injury, the crazy amount of debt she has... and it goes on and on.
So I get it.
She has a MAJOR chip on her shoulder.
But I just can't imagine letting that chip rub off on other people around you.
Maybe it's just not in my nature - but it makes everyone uncomfortable and I hate people to be uncomfortable.
Anyway, today she walked in the door.
She was SO freaking rude.
Like, it's insane how rude.
I couldn't understand it.
But she had her hair styled differently.
It was actually really cute.
I took that opportunity to tell her how I REALLY liked her hair and that it made her look so young and cute.
That was enough to break down those walls.
Guess who is my best friend today?
Yah - bitchy office lady.
My mom taught me this.
And I thought she was insane because really? If someone is being a hag, all you want to do is dish it back.
But if there is one lesson in life that I will pass on to my children - it will be that you always kill people with kindness.
I truly believe that what you put out into the world you will get back.
So the next time someone makes you want to beat the living life out of them - breathe - and try to kill them with kindness.
It's an amazing thing.