Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Question #4

I know you already know my final question (and then I'm going to post something about all 4 ...)

What was the best thing you have ever said to anyone? Does anything stand out that you would think someone else would consider what you've said to be their "best"?

33 comments:

jenn said...

I recently told my sister that I would be her surrogate if she wanted. She is on medication that is completely incompatible with pregnancy & can't be off of it for more than a day without severe consequences & I know that it really upsets her that she 'shouldn't' get pregnant. She did so much for the hub & I while we were trying & then pregnant & now as an aunt that it just felt right to offer & makes me feel as good as I hope it makes her feel.

other than that telling my husband & Caiden that I love them & they are my world is pretty high up there.
(I swear I'm not stalking you- I am the first response to a lot of these!)

Wordgirl said...

My wedding vows.

Completely from the heart - under the fall leaves and sky -- across from him.

Absolutely.

jill said...

Really have no clue about this one. I try to give compliments often but I don't think there was anything ever really note-worthy.

Maybe when I tell R that I love him...

Kaci said...

I can't think of anything, but I'm not good with words so that doesn't surprise me. I can remember a friend saying to me "that's the best thing anyone's ever said to me" but I can't for the life of me remember what it was I said.

Kymberli said...

I do.

Jenera said...

I don't know because no one has ever really pointed it out to me. I did have a friend from high school run into my mom and she told my mom that I changed her life. I'm not sure how but that's just what she said.

Sarah R said...

I compliment people all the time.

Probably the best thing I ever told anyone was when I told my mom that she was the best mom ever and that we wouldn't have been able to lead productive lives without her. I wrote a paper in my college writing class all about her and I think she really appreciated it.

areyoukiddingme said...

I don't really know, because when I say nice things to people, they always act surprised. I'm not exactly sure why, because although I might express irritation with situations frequently, I don't tear people down.

Caitlin said...

How sad is it that mostly the bad things stand out?

My husband says that he felt like a million bucks the first time I told him he was "my favorite person I know".

Lisa said...

When I was in University I wrote my parents a letter telling them how much they mean to me. I think they would still consider that high up on their list.

I told my cousin (whom I also consider a great friend) that I admired her strength and greatness as a mother. Her daughter has juvenile arthritis and they are at the hospital a lot. But she just keeps on going and you would never know that her daughter was sick from the outside looking in... it amazes me.

Even though they are still to young to understand, I hope my boys will think it is wonderful that I am constantly telling them that I love them and how proud I am of them. They, along with my husband, are my everything!

Krista said...

"We're having a baby!"

It began our life as a family of three, where we had more to think about than just us.

Calliope said...

One of my best friends once told me that she knew we would be lifer besties when I told her, after the first time we hung out, that I knew her. I think it is one of the best things that you can say to someone- that you know them. Isn't that all we want? To be known. (& accepted)

Kristin said...

You are my heart and soul. I can't imagine my life without you.

Christina said...

"We're having a baby!" I said it to Josh after 3 positive tests.

Hollie said...

On Mother's Day this year, my first as a new mother, I thanked my mom for giving birth to me and taking care of me as a baby and raising me. I think that until I had a baby myself, I didn't fully understand the time and energy and love required to raise a child.

Poltzie said...

"I forgive you" but I would say the impact was much greater for me than them. I guess you would have to ask my loved ones, I'm pretty open with what I have to say and I usually say nice things A LOT! I'm not the type to hold it in!

Melis.sa said...

"you're not broken..." followed by a string of compliments that will make me cry to repeat.

Emmie :) said...

i compliment my seventh graders almost daily. whether it's for doing great in class, or wearing a cute outfit, or when i catch one being nice for no reason. seeing a kid's face after you've taken a second out of your day to boost their self-esteem is one of the best feelings i've ever had.

Emmie :) said...

...and telling the hubs how awesome he is in a million different ways is fun, too. :)

Mai said...

"For better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, til death do us part"

" Yes, yes, yes I'll marry you (my DH said this was the best)


I never realized how much my vows meant to me until I almost lost my husband. We are gonna renew our vows in Gatlinburg in October..His idea!! :)

Anonymous said...

you are okay just the way you are...

said to me by me.

dahliah said...

"you are the best person I know."
said to my husband

Mai said...

Nancy, Nancy..I've already left my comment on this one..But you need to send a ring pic & story over to me..I really want to see if we can make this big..So jump on :)

Beautiful Mess said...

My door is ALWAYS open to you and you can stay here as long as you need.

theclam said...

Definitely "I do" cos as much as they were the best things I said it was also the best thing to have said to me on the same day.

xxx

Tara said...

Apparently I don't say enough nice things because I can't think of anything particularly spectacular that I've said to anyone...

Melody said...

"Thank you for the look I'm seeing on my sister's face." Said in my maid of honor toast to my BIL at his wedding to my little sister. I love that he makes my sister so happy, even if he irritates the hell out of me. Oh goddess, nearly in tears just thinking about it now.

Steph said...

The best thing I've ever said??

I don't know...I guess it would have to be my wedding vows because my husband says so. LOL

I don't think that anyone has ever told me that what I said made their day or changed their life, kwim?

But I also try to constantly offer all 4 of my children encouragement, loving words, and promises. I'm not sure how much it means to them, as children, but it means a lot to me that I can be that kind of mother to them and know that they KNOW how I feel. I didn't have that.


Steph
stephs_3_kidz

Lilith Silvermane said...

When my daughters day: I can't...

I tell them,
"We don't say "I can't...".

We say
"It's hard. Because sometimes life is hard and we need help"

Dave's mother heard me say that the other day and told me it was a profound statement and that her mother never said anything like that to her, she wishes she had been given positive thoughts like that in her life.

I never thought it was a huge deal but now, looking at it, I guess it is.

JamieD said...

I was trying to fill out a thank you card for the woman who hosted my baby shower. I told her that when I reflected on the milestones of my life in the last 10 years (good and bad) she had been there for them all and how much that meant to me.

When thinking back, I was really blown away by all that she has stood by me for.

Barbara said...

I sat with a student once and told her that I thought she might have a learning disability. I was so afraid to tell her but her reaction was to cry with relief. She was 20 years old and no one had ever noticed. She just thought she was stupid. She was tested and it is one of the most specific times I felt like I made a difference.

Geochick said...

The obvious is easy "Yes!" when my husband asked me to marry him. Poor guy was crazy nervous. I have no idea what else I've said that would have been great...huh, that's a tough one.

Liz said...

I think it was probably the first time I called my step-grandmother "grandmom" and not "Carole" for the first time. I don't know what it meant to her, but I know it meant the world to my grandfather (and he meant the world to me).