Beauty

An Essay By little woman // 5/14/2011

I feel beautiful when:

A total stranger holds the door for me, 'wasting' time in a busy world for someone they'll never see again.

The waitress acts like she really cares, and wants to be friendly, instead of the "I'm-paid-to-be-polite-but-I'd-really-rather-not,-and-since-you're-with-your-parents-and-they're-paying-I'll-ignore-you-and-just-waste-my-energy-on-not-making-them-mad."

The Fed-Ex lady asks what you're reading when you come to the door to sign for the package with a book in your hand.

My 4-year-old sister tells me I look cute, even though I'm wearing my oldest clothes and I really need a shower and some sleep.

My parents stay up with me to have a bowl of ice cream after my choir concert to celebrate, even though it is late and they both have busy days tomorrow.

Somebody complements me on my hair/shirt/jeans/etc., and then a few other people do too.

The young parents at church, who all have siblings my age, listen to what I have to say and respect my opinions, versus the parents who have kids my age, who usually don't really care.

I go to Mass.

Comments

Lovely.

Quite beautiful. I identify with all of them.

Maddi | Sat, 12/29/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

I love this!

I can't help feeling like I know! I've definitely felt all these things before. :)

Gah, you're seriously spinning me on a trip down memory lane, back to being 14, 15, and 16!

(Random: You don't happen to be in the Seton home study program, are you? I did that in highschool and just noticed that some of your favorite books were part of the course.)

Sarah Bethany | Sun, 12/30/2012

Actually...

Actually, I use Mother of Divine Grace. I believe the programs are fairly similar, though. :)

I hope your trip down memory lane is pleasant!

little woman | Mon, 12/31/2012

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
-G. K. Chesterton