Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Simple Phrase

It is amazing how a simple phrase can really brighten up an otherwise difficult day!
I had a very ummm....interesting morning at work and at lunch I was honestly just praying for 5:15 so I could go home! 
After lunch I went back to a 3rd grade classroom to talk to a class for a minute.  The teacher introduced me and said this is Miss Bradshaw, she helps at our school etc.  Then one girl in the class said, "She is so pretty," then looked at me and said, "You are so pretty."

My stressful morning didn't matter, the fact that there were still 4 hours left in my day didn't matter.  It was just so great to hear and it really got me thinking,  why don't we tell people they are "so pretty" more often?  Everyone is uniquely beautiful.

We often get so wrapped up in the numbers on the scale, or the size of our jeans, that we forget just how beautiful we are just being us.  I feel like we don't tell each other that we are beautiful often enough. Sometimes we all just need a little reminder.

So I have been inspired by a beautiful nine year old girl, who's name I don't even know.  Since I am challenging myself to leave my mark on the world and Leave nothing less than something that says I was here,  I am creating a Leave Nothing Less challenge for the month of September.  I am going to tell at least one person a day that they are beautiful.  I challenge you to do the same.  Maybe we can make the world a little better place one "You're beautiful" or "You look fabulous today" at a time!

"The King is enthralled by your beauty." ~Psalm 45:11

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