Saturday, February 5, 2011

Walking To The Antique Mall....

I had quite an experience a couple weeks ago when my husband and I were walking down the street from a restaurant to the antique mall. First I should tell you that I am 62 years old, overweight and long past being noticed or complemented by strangers so that you can appreciate all my emotions when this happened:) There was a shop owner standing out in front of her store. We had seen her before but don't know her name or anything about her. The most we have ever spoken would be a "hi" coming from both sides or maybe if I'm feeling southern a "hey". She spoke this day to my husband and said, "Your wife is so pretty and always looks good. You must be very proud of her!" He replied, "I am, I am" which was quick thinking on his part. I said, "Oh, thank you so much, you made my day!" And she did. I call this a "God" thing simply because God knew I needed a boost, a "hug" that day and He found a soul that was willing to provide it. What a blessing. Simple words. I wonder if as humans we hesitate to give each other complements like we should and I wonder even more as woman to woman we do it enough? It costs us nothing and it can make our world a better place....let's just do it!!


  1. what a wonderful compliment she gave you..I tell you I am not afraid to compliment someone if I like something about them..especially if it is great looking hair..and I did so today at walmart twice..;)it is nice to hear and equally nice to receive.;)

  2. Aww, yes you are beautiful luv. Inside and out!

  3. What a great would be a better world if people could see the whole beauty in a person and not just outward appearances..thanks so much for coming answer your uestion I quess the turning point for me was seeing a New Year coming and me turning another year older..I knew if I ever intended to get back to the life I once lived before last year I would have to get this weight I started planning and talking about it and more and more excited as the New Year really have to make up in your mind to do this and I knew in my mind I was was just that time for me..I joined Weight Watchers on line..from day one it has been so easy to follow and make up my own meals and eat things I love and that taste good also...I tell myself they make food will always be there...I take one day at a time and I just live..the diet cannot become your whole just becomes a small part of you living your life...I have tried and failed so many times before and believe me we are our own worst enemy when it comes to letting past failures torment just do like I do..they make chocolate cake everyday..and I may devour a whole one tomorrow...BUT NOT TODAY!!! lol One day at a pound at a can be done....take care sweetie...Picket