If only they could bottle up our fragrance and slap it on a shelf at Bath and Body Works! But, since Ode De Kick Butt isn’t in the making, it’s our job to spread that smell everywhere we go. Here’s a few ideas:
Bake. Do it often and do it well. There is not a soul in the world that isn’t blessed by a fresh homemade cookie or pie. Imagine the reputation you would develop if every time you went to school or joined up with friends, you had baked goods for them? Eventually the scent of apple pie or chocolate chips will bring to mind images of your graciousness.
Read. Be it internet or books, there’s nothing like knowing tons of useless facts or story plots to get a conversation going. Reading molds you into this funny, random, well of trivia that helps people feel like you can relate to them on any level. And, let’s be honest, there’s nothing like the smell of a good book! It makes you smell smart.
Clean. There’s one tough girl I know who, whenever she goes pretty much anywhere, the first words out of her mouth are, “How can I help?” She’s that girl who will stay after at your house, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. And always with a smile on her face. As I do laundry or use any kind of cleaner, I always think of that girl and her servant heart. Smelling bleach makes me want to be more like her.
Be optimistic. There’s little better than positive words of affirmation. You can be that person who brings minty fresh sunshine everywhere they go! Every time you open your mouth, let blessings, bits of encouragement, and admiration spill forth. Use every time that you speak as an opportunity to build someone up! And, if you always have gum, people will associate mint with the joy that you bring.
The best part about smelling like a tough girl is that it naturally repels all super villains. Super villains often smell like garbage, B.O., or like they just took a bath in Axe body spray. They can’t stand the smell of your Jesus-y goodness and will stay far away.
Hooray for being smelly girls!