I usually take the train to work and this particular morning, it was bitterly cold. Being a Southern girl, I can’t say that I love cold weather. I have to park my car a good distance away from the station, so I started out walking very fast in an attempt to get out of the cold.
Pretty soon, I decided to run to generate some heat and also to hurry up and get “inside.”
The wind was blowing and my hair was just all over my head by the time I got to the station. I smoothed the stray hair strands down as best as I could, entered through the turnstyles with my pass card, and then started down the stairs towards the train platform.
As I walked down the stairs, I barely noticed as a gentleman passed me. I was lost in my thoughts, but then I heard this deep voice say “Good morning, beautiful.”
I turned, not quite sure if he was talking to me. But as I turned around, I saw him looking back at me and smiling as he continued on up the stairs. Well!
I grinned from ear to ear all the way down to the platform. I smiled at everyone, even showing teeth.
Now, I don’t know if that man says that to every woman he passes to make them feel good, but I will tell you that he made me feel mighty special. With just three little words.
What words are you saying to yourself? Are you giving yourself words of encouragement or praise? Or are you putting yourself down or beating yourself up because you aren’t the size you would like to be?
I tell you, if you would start treating yourself well now and saying kind words to yourself, you will be more likely to want to do positive things for yourself, such as adopting good health habits.
You know what I would love? If every woman reading this would say “Good morning, beautiful” when you look in the mirror first thing after waking up in the morning. Wouldn’t that be something? Your hair might be messy and you might have those little crusts in the corner of your eyes, but you are still beautiful. You are God’s own special creation.
I’ll bet it would influence your attitude in a positive way for the rest of your day. It sure did mine.