Really Are Beautiful (1181)
I need you to really hear this. You look so beautiful. Truly. You do. Don’t laugh. Or laugh, if it’s in celebration, because that’s what it should be. You really are beautiful. I don’t know why I haven’t told you more. It’s crazy really, why we (and I mean the world) don’t compliment each other more. What do we have to lose? I think there must be some fear in it. So stupid, I know. Maybe we hold back because we think people will want something. Or not return the compliment. Or ignore it completely. Or maybe we think it takes something away from us. Nonsense. And I’m saying this to myself - nonsense. Let the compliments fly. You have nothing to lose. You might even feel good - when you make someone smile. And oh, is there anything better? Watching someone light up before your eyes. It’s magic. And maybe you don’t get to see it every time. It’s a gift. Maybe we just say nice things. And maybe people feel good. And maybe we feel good. And maybe, that changes things a little... maybe. You’re still smiling. That’s great. All that being said, I wasn’t trying to change the world, or even mine, I just wanted you to know that you really are beautiful. Hey, I’m smiling too.