Compliments. They are wonderful to receive, and they are wonderful to give.
Compliments can totally change your day, especially the receiving side. Today has been one of those days. As a 35-week pregnant woman, you can sometimes feel ummmm....not so attractive/stylish/cute. Today I walked into work and the first person I saw was an unknown middle-aged woman. As we passed each other she said to me, "You're beautiful, you look like a model." Wow, THANK YOU. I then had a smile on my face and a sense of confidence zipped through my body.
Then, this afternoon, upon walking to lunch with co-workers, a man said "Wow, you're beautiful even when you're pregnant. Your husband is a lucky man." Yes, my husband is a lucky man, if I don't say so myself!
Ok so this was was a little more awkward because I left out the part that the man was an unkempt street man, but he said it with politeness and kept moving. So, maybe a little odd, but I'll still graciously accept the compliment!
My point...never underestimate the power of words. You can change someone's attitude, confidence, and feelings with a single line. Especially if you have something meaningful, nice, and wonderful to say to someone, please go say it!
Sunday Edition #430
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