"Take a look."
There was a hand-made card taped to the top of the box.
"Read it, girl!"
"What is this?"
"Just read it!" Rebecah chimed in.
"I want you to see yourself for what you are, beautiful on the inside and out."I started to connect the dots with the photo of a hand-mirror on the box and her card.
"Open the box!"
Diane knows my insecurities with my face - my history with my skin. She knows about my recent visit to the surgeon and how deflated I was when he spoke with me about making a huge difference with my skin. She also read my post about wishing someone would invent a talking mirror - where the mirror would provide positive affirmations.
|Isn't it beeeeeutiful?|
"Oh, my God, this is awesome!"
"After reading your post about wanting a talking mirror, I remembered [her daughter] Toni had one when she was little. So I found one on EBay and got this for you."
"I've never seen anything like this. This is amazing."
After hugs and thank yous, I walked back to my office, still in awe of the thoughtfulness of my friend - just wanting me to see myself as she does - as others do. It made me wonder if we all need little reminders from time to time to see ourselves how we really are, past our flaws, to the core of our hearts.