The Stranger


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Beauty, Confidence | Posted on 18-03-2013

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Shopping for frozen blueberries at Costco, hurrying before I picked up my daughter from basketball practice. It was an unlikely place and time for me to meet a stranger, who told me something amazing and lovely.

The stranger and I started chatting. We both talked how we’re trying to eat healthier these days. How his wife likes spinach in her smoothies too. (Who knew?) How he’s worried that his daughter isn’t eating enough protein. Blah, blah, blah.

And then, out of the blue, he exclaims to me:

“You look radiant!”

It wasn’t flirting, I mean, dude! I was in yoga pants and a Nike hoodie…not exactly my sexy outfit.

Radiant?! It’s not something you hear every day. Remember Wilbur, the pig from Charlotte’s Web?

Radiant: adj. Emitting rays of light; shining; bright; bright with joy, hope.

On the way to pick up my daughter, I couldn’t help but smile. A big, beaming, radiant smile.

Sometimes it takes a stranger to see you for who you really are.


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Comments (2)

You ARE radiant, Pip, and your big dog too!

Aw, thanks, Teri!

What a nice thing to say!


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