if you had the chance to pass a message on to a celebrity you admire? This is Kein, who sings guitar solos loudly in the shower!
It was a question I had to think hard about recently, as April and I had a chance to send a postcard to a band we both adore – Kiryu! The head admin of the Aussie Kiryu fanpage is attending one of their live shows in Japan and allowed fans from outside of Japan who couldn’t see the live the opportunity to send her a postcard to put in the band’s box. Sweet, right? I certainly thought so, and it made my day to slip the envelope into the postbox.
But the whole thing had my mind in a whirl. What should I say? Would they understand what I had written? I didn’t want to come across as a crazy fanboy, so I struggled to find words to express my feelinsgs and love for their music that didn’t sound too, well, crazy. I don’t know if I succeeded. I tried to imagine what it would be like to be one of the band members and get something like that – what would you want to hear? Would you care? Would you just be happy to receive something sincere?
I think that sincerity and warmth are very important when communicating with people, especially people you admire, trust and/or love. One can remember a genuine compliment or expreession of gratitude for a long time, even if they have forgottenwhat exact shirt was being complimented, or what service they had rendered to deserve it. I think we sometimes forget that, in our busy lives.
So today, I’ve decided to compliment someone I sincerely admire. It was fun to send the letter to Kiryu, and my only regret is that I couldn’t tell them to their faces, but that’s okay. That’s why today I want to compliment someone I can see, so they can be absolutely sure I’m sincere in my words. I don’t want to forget those people who are important to me! And I especially don’t want them to never know how appreciated they are :3
Well, this turned into a strange post. But I hope I’ve communicated something of what I feel ^^;; If you could send a compliment to anyone in the whole world, who would you send one to? What would you say? If you get a chance to do so, definitely take it!
~lovehearts and cookies