As my husband and I were getting ready to leave for our first "date night" (his birthday dinner) in quite some time, I was standing in our bedroom trying to decide between two black dresses (black is my go-to color until I lose the baby weight). One dress was form-fitting and unforgiving, and the other was an A-line stretchy fabric. Still having 11 pounds of post pregnancy weight to lose, I wasn't 100% confident in how I looked in either dress.
My overly honest husband told me not to wear the unforgiving dress as he pretended to put his knee into my back to zip the zipper (much like women in movies had done when someone was trying to cinch their girdles). Let's just say that carrying around post pregnancy weight makes me depressed.
Anyway, as we were sitting at our booth at McCormick & Schmick's last night, the waitress gave me such a nice compliment (which I won't share because my husband wouldn't want my head to get so large that I can't fit through doorways anymore.) It doesn't matter what she said anyway, the point is that a perfect stranger had paid me a compliment, and it made my night and helped me feel a little better about my post-baby body.
The moral of this story is that maybe we should make an effort to compliment others more often: children, friends, spouses, strangers. Compliments can be powerful, and you never know - something you say could turn someone's day around, put a smile on a face that hasn't smiled for a while, or maybe even give confidence to someone who has lost it.
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