I got all dolled up and met some friends out for drinks and the guys kept telling me how beautiful I looked throughout the night. (And the boys showed up at different times, so it wasn't a chain reaction, either.) It really made me feel special... which is funny because I should have been thinking, "Are they on crack?" but I didn't. I took the compliments and just felt so happy and comfortable in myself for some odd reason. I don't know -- maybe they just seemed to mean it and it wasn't just something they felt they had to say. With that, and a slew of other events, it's made me realize that I am beautiful - inside and out. I just know I'd feel more comfortable feeling it and seeing it on the outside for myself.
I have been walking with friends around my neighborhood.. and hitting up the gym every now and then... and swimming some laps in my pool now that it's warming up :)
So for any guys out there reading this -- if you see a girl, tell her how beautiful she looks (and mean it.) You never know what it means to her.
"Our greatest glory is not falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius