25 May 2007

Compliments


While sitting contemplating what deep and meaningful thing I would end the week with...I've drawn a bit of a blank.

For those who know me well, you will realize that this is a bit of a strange space for me to find myself in...speechless, if you will.

There was talk earlier this morning of compliments...

When people jump out of the woodwork to say thank you...or when you realize that you are too shy to say thank you, and feel a bit bashful about uttering those words (perhaps finding it will uncover a secret weakness inside of you?) Imitation of the things that you do, of things well done, and how you feel when you realize that you've inspired someone to reach for who they are, surprise moments when someone feels the need to tell you that you're beautiful, or there's just something about you...when someone does something for you because they want you around, because they see your value and want to make you happy...Or when someone is totally and utterly speechless...weak in the knees, searching for the next breath in which to say thank you...

again and again and again
(even between the giggles)

And all this thinking about compliments brings to mind gratefulness too. How much there is to be grateful for...the amazing Arizona clouded sky (and if it's anything like last summer, I am apologizing in advance to anyone I may upset for being a smidge bit late because I am compelled to pull over on my way anywhere and take hundreds of pictures of the sky) and thankfulness for good friends, road trips and small vacations...sticking your entire arm out the window to feel the wind rush by and the sun upon your face, dancing with your arms thrown up...spinning in that moment stretching it into eternity, the feeling you get looking deep into someone elses eyes, shared jokes and simple understanding, catching someones eye for a smile across the room, milling around...tiny whistling tea-pots and meat temperature gauges...steak knives and all of the possibility that the future holds...

So, thank you

and

You're welcome

5 comments:

velvet brick said...

what a lovely post, Miss S...
and I'm so glad to know that someone else is captivated taking pictures of our beautiful skies...

blessings to you and all that is right in your wonderful world! : )

VB

sulu-design said...

Lovely. Lovely photo. Lovely words. Lovely.

Tonya said...

Oh what beautiful words.
You continue to inspire me.
Thank you

Wende said...

Thank you! This is an inspiration. I do so appreciate what you bring into the world...

Vanessa V said...

You see, I do love this about you....Taking time to reflect, analyze.. think and enjoy...All those little moments we were talking about....xxo

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