God, I love girls supporting each other

Publish date:
February 8, 2012

And genuinely complimenting each other. (I like to point out uniquely beautiful women to my daughter and my boyfriend. Also uniquely smart women, but that's not what I'm talking about here.)

In my mind this text I just found on my phone is related to Julie's post from yesterday and how we would all feel about our bodies if we only heard wonderful positive messages about them from others and only saw our mothers and other folks looking in the mirror with joy, as opposed to those mirror faces women (and men?) make in the hair salon when they tilt their heads to the light and sneer at some imagined "flaw."

Let's take a cue from these 7- and 9-year-olds and all call ourselves and each other beautiful today.