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It is, yet, another beautiful day here in Arlington.  Absolutely amazing.  Unfortunately, that’s going to change very soon…on Tuesday, we’ll have a wintry-mix with a high of 39 degrees.  Oh, Texas!!!

I was thinking today about how I feel about myself.  Obviously, it’s different every single day.  Today is an okay day, but it just baffles me that I can go from “okay” to appalled in a matter of 2 days.  It’s not like my body will have changed much in a 48-hour period; however, it happens.  I can feel like a super-model one day and the next, I’ll feel like the hunchback of Notre Dame.  Crazy!!!

When I feel good about myself, it changes my whole day; the way I talk to people, the way I eat, my energy level and the same goes for when I feel bad about myself.  I will never forget…

One day, I had just gotten a new blue dress from Banana Republic.  It was short and silk and it was just absolutely gorgeous.  The second I tried it on, I knew I had to have it.  Well, I decided I’d wear the dress to work.  It was just the right amount of sexy and sophisticated for work and for drinks later that night.  On my way into the office, I stopped at McDonalds to buy breakfast for my office.  As I was walking through the parking, a gentleman stopped me and told me that I had the prettiest smile he had ever seen.  I was very flattered and I thanked him for the compliment.

He asked where I was headed and I said, “To work!  Have a great day.”  I got into my car and he came over and knocked on my window.  At this point, I was a little freaked out, but I cracked my window and he asked me where I worked.  I told him that I worked for the Texas Rangers and I had to get going so I wouldn’t be late.  I went on my merry way and had a great morning at the office.

When I got back from lunch, I walked into my office to find a dozen of the most beautiful red roses I have ever seen.  They were stunning.  I had no idea who they could be from so I read the card and it said, “to the girl in the blue dress that works for the Texas Rangers.”  There was also a phone number.  They were from the guy in the McDonalds parking lot.  I called to thank him and to let him know that I was unavailable, but I will never forget the gesture, or how I felt about myself that day.

I truly believe that when we feel good about ourselves, we project that onto others.  They’ll feel good about us too.  It can be really difficult to stay positive when you just aren’t where you want to be, physically, but thank goodness for the little reminders of how good we can feel!

Have a fantastic week!  I’m off to study and enjoy one of the last beautiful days we’ll have for a while.


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