You’re beautiful

kids_ocean_vintage.jpg
found photo, unknown photographer

One of my earliest memories is a strange one. I am about 7 years old and I am playing with the neighbor kid for the day at a swimming pool. As we munched our snack of potato chips, he looked at me and said, “You’re beautiful.”

I froze, embarrassed, not knowing what to say.

“I know,” I blurted and then knew instantly that this was ALL WRONG, that you were NOT supposed to say “I know” in that situation. That was the conceited thing, the stupid, bad, absolutely wrong thing to say.

My face flushed hot with embarrassment and hatred. I can still remember the taste of blood in my mouth from biting down hard on my tongue. Punishment.
*

Today, I was at the San Francisco airport picking up friends of mine. As I waited at the baggage claim, a young boy (about 6 years old) challenged me to a game of heads and tails. Every time the quarter came up heads, he did a victory dance that resembled a Scottish folk dance. It was hilarious. He also showed me the United Airlines wings he got from the pilot on his flight. “Way better than the ones from Continental,” he confided.

As I laughed at yet another victory dance, he stopped, looked me in the eyes and said, “You’re beautiful.” My face flushed completely red. Suddenly I was 7 years old again.

I grinned, surprised, and said, “Thank you.”

And then he flew away, United airlines wings in hand.

Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest

Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME >

0 Comments

Ready for your next creative adventure?

Download the Mondo Beyondo dream generator!

Latest from the blog

Even a wounded world is feeding us*

Even a wounded world is feeding us*

"Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the Earth gives me daily and I must return the gift. —Robin Wall...

read more
How life is like Spelling Bee.

How life is like Spelling Bee.

Like many of you, I've been obsessed with the NYtimes Spelling Bee game! It's a word scramble game where you try to make as many words as you can out of the 7 letters of the day. The more words you make, the more points you get, until you climb the ranks from solid to...

read more
I’m here and my heart is full.

I’m here and my heart is full.

Oh my goodness friends, THANK YOU for the pre-orders!! They are making a huge difference and truly filling my heart to the brim. And get this, Wonder Seeker was the #1 new release in the category of "Popular Psychology Creativity & Genius" for a nice spell! Ever...

read more

self guided e-courses
INSTANT & FOREVER ACCESS

Choosing Ease

30 days of ease, joy and cultivating wonder

I believe that when I’m creating from a place of ease and buoyancy I am actually in flow – in alignment with myself and the Universe.

Capture the Magic

Rock your camera-phone - and discover that beauty and joy are everywhere.

The very best camera is the one that’s with you! I’ll show you how to get on your own path of joy and delight while learning photography skills along the way.

mondo beyondo

What does your heart truly want in 2020? 

What if you could name your dreams and desires for 2020 and create a plan to make them reality?

VIEW MORE COURSES