I was walking down the street on Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach when I saw a street performer, a drummer, maybe in his mid fifties enjoying our mellow Florida weather. He had a little basket with dollar bills in it as her sat situated in front of a little vegetarian bistro. I stopped and said hello and he looked up at me with a wonderful smile…one of those smiles that comes from deep in the heart.
He looked at me a kept on grinning. As I was going for my wallet and he said “What a beautiful woman you are.” Now I suppose one could say he was simply buttering me up, or maybe trying to make a move but that is not the sense I got, he was seeing ME. Not looking at my goofy pants I had on or the state of my wild curly hair, but he was enchanted simply because I was who I am.
Of course my ego was stroked a thousand times…I can be insecure about these things, so yes, it made me feel marvelous. But it wasn’t about the surface stuff, I had the sense this this stranger, this guy on a street corner got ME.
We talked for a bit more and in passing I mentioned my husband and the gentleman said, “Well, tell your husband that Spice Man says he’s a very lucky man.”
Spice Man! What a funny, wonderful man. I wish I had got his picture to share because he was so beautiful too!
So, very appropriately I came across this marvelous little video shared by a friend on facebook this morning. Forget the violence in the news, the insane politicians, the noise of negative self talk and fear that follows us all and watch this video… and know that you are beautiful too.
Peace my friends. Have a great day.