Today an 8 year old girl was sitting at the bar today and I saw her watching me while I was working. Her mom came up to me as they were leaving and said, “excuse me, I have something I need to tell you. You are such an inspiration to my daughter. She’s been watching you all night and she said, ‘mom, see that lady over there? Well, I want to be just like her someday. Not necessarily in the way that she looks, but the way that she treats everyone. She is always so nice to everyone and her smile is so nice.’”
Her mom then explained how kids at school pick on her for being a tomboy and how she doesn’t think she’s pretty enough. She said that when her daughter saw me, she knew that she could be a tomboy and pretty at the same time.
I wasn’t able to voice my opinion on the subject of beauty, but man, my heart is mush. I can’t believe those nice words were said about me.