Monday, November 22, 2010

Perfect moment Monday -- I Love Compliments

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Lavender Luz "Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

Last week I saw a woman who I met through my work at the Chamber of Commerce and hadn't seen in almost a year. Linda was one of the small business owners (and Chamber volunteers) I simply adored while I worked there.

EVERY time I see Linda, she has a smile on her face. She seems to have a great outlook on life, is very positive, and she and her husband (her business partner) go over and above others in customer service.

Last week I saw Linda at the gym. She was working in a group with a personal trainer and I was on the elliptical trainer. We waved at each other and said hello as I walked by her on my way to the locker room.

Today I received an email from Linda that absolutely made my day...not only by what she said, but the fact that she took the time to write an email to me to say hello and give me this feedback.

Here's the email:
Hi Sheri,

Honestly every time I see you I think you just get younger and younger looking!! So sorry that it took me a minute to realize that was you on one of the torture apparatuses at the gym.

Hope you are well and enjoying all the fun of growing sons.  They are fortunate to have such a fit mama...... fitter than most teenagers these days:-)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


I still have a smile on my face. I am very touched.

I wrote back thanking her for her sweet words and for taking the time to write to me. I am convinced that my warm power yoga practice has a lot to do with how I look and more importantly how I feel. My entire body (mostly my back) feels so much better now that I am regularly practicing this style of yoga. I feel fortunate to be able to teach yoga to others, knowing that they may also be experiencing these kinds of benefits.

I pause today to recognize yet another Perfect Moment. I am VERY grateful...for so many things.

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Lori Lavender Luz said...

You do look beautiful. I think what is most attractive about you, and what people notice, comes from inside. You are, simply, happy. Happy is beautiful.

That and that you love yourself and take care of yourself!

Steph said...

Wow!! That is so wonderful! We (women) definitely need to compliment one another more often. What a very special message!

Bonnie said...

She sounds like such a positive uplifting person! How thoughful of her to acknowledge what she thought when she saw you. We all need to do that more often!

You do look great and I'm sure exercise has much to do with it but it's also your insides showing through :)