OH MY WORD! I just received the nicest compliment from Deidra Eden Coppel!
She gave me the Powerful Woman Writer Award!
Seriously, I feel . . . I'm not sure which word describes it best. Out of any award I could win, THAT one says the most to me. Thank you, Deidra. I take it deep into my heart and roll around with it in a big, warm blanket.
Which brings me to my next thought.
What was the last great compliment you received? How did it make you feel? Did it illicit a powerful emotion? Last Sunday, a gal at my church said to me, "You are the friendliest person I know. You make everyone feel like they're your best friend even when they're not. You make everyone feel so good." I don't repeat this to pat myself on the back. I honestly never thought of myself that way, but let me say, those words dripped over me like melted caramel. I reveled in that loving feeling for as long as I could. I had no idea people thought that way about me.
We need to say what we feel for others (if it's good) so they know. Women, especially need to feel wanted, loved and appreciated. This is what makes the world go 'round. It's called LOVE. Good, old fashioned love.