"That Summer, for the first time in my life, a handsome boy chose me. He thought I was beautiful and I am!! " Those were the closing lines of the article and they made me cry.
The reason for the tears was a handsome boy chose me one Summer too. I was the shy, skinny girl with anxiety and glasses who I now jokingly say did not have the boys knocking down the door to date her. When a friend showed me a picture of HIM and said she wanted to introduce us I told her she was absolutely NUTS and that he would never want to date me. I nervously agreed to meet but was convinced he was going to wave to me but choose one of my exciting friends to ask out. I was wrong as he genuinely did not seem disappointed when introduced and two days later we went on our first date.
MY special HIM is still in my life 36 years later.
The morale of my writing this blog today is you never know the impact you have on another person just by merely stating kind, encouraging, loving words. Having low self esteem and a bad self image is a painful thing and while it took me a while to believe HIM and his loving words I know I am the person I am today because of them.
You never know the life you might be saving by speaking a few kind words. I have been on the receiving end of harsh words and actions as well as the other side of the coin where I was treated with compassion and kindness. I know for a fact the impact of words and how some can hurt you to the core while others can heal you.
Our behavior reflects on others so try to remember the role you play and do your best to make it positive because it can and will effect another person.
The article reminded me of the importance of sharing stories. There are many people who may feel just like the author did 25 years ago as well as how I felt before meeting HIM. Self confidence is the best confidence and I want you to know you are a great and beautiful person. If you have not had the goodness to have been told by someone personally how beautiful you are then print this out right now and post it where you can see it. Read it over and over and over until you have convinced yourself to see all the beauty you have. Everyone of us in our lifetime has felt ugly and unworthy and even as adults we get knocked down at times. Just like the reassuring words I heard from HIM I want you to know how beautiful you are. BECAUSE YOU ARE!!
I am happy I read the article Seeing The Real Me because it reminded me of how far I have come in my life after having met HIM and I hope after reading this post today you will be reminded of your beauty and see The Real You too. We can all be the HIM to another person and all we need to accomplish this is loving words on a daily basis with everyone we meet.