That was my Joyful Moment.
Up until a few weeks ago, I was getting compliments fairly regularly on how "cute" I am in my pregnancy. Of course, I really enjoyed that. But there is something about "pretty" that just sinks so much deeper into the joy-receiving area of my heart right now. When people say I look cute, I know it's because I have one of those basketball bellies. But when she said I looked pretty, it was like someone was noticing the rest of me too (and validating the rest of me) and that felt good. Because pregnancy hormones really mess with my complexion and I don't feel very pretty a lot of the time.
And she said this to me when I was dressed in gym clothes, completely sans make up.
And then I was reminded of this post from a while ago. And that I need to do better at dishing out compliments. And not just the easy compliments, but the sincere day-making type.
So, wishing you all Joyful Moments giving and getting fabulous compliments!