Day 8: The last time you smiled when someone complimented you. What was the compliment and why did you smile?
Well, the OH is lovely enough to tell me daily that he thinks I’m beautiful… not that I believe it!
Yesterday I was having one of those days… you know, feeling fat, frumpy, ugly and just plain gross. So, naturally, I did what we all do these days; I announced it to Twitter.
I left the house to run some errands and on my return found so many replies to my tweet, telling me I am “beautiful/wonderful/gorgeous/stupendous/lovely/etc/etc” which made me smile.
I wasn’t smiling because my friends thought those things about me… after all they are hardly likely to reply, “Yeah! You are gross Kat!”
I was touched that so many of them took time out of their day to try to cheer me up and make me feel better about myself. I felt that people cared about me and my well-being and what more can any of us ask for than that? To matter to people…
I am still feeling gross today. A demoralising shopping trip to buy a new bra certainly didn’t help my body image issues. But yesterday, for a short while, reading the lovely supportive comments from my friends, I smiled.
If any of them are reading this… thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness meant so much to me.
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