#reverb10 – Day 8: Beautifully different

December 8 Prompt

Author: Karen Walrond
The Beauty of Different

Prompt: Beautifully different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.


I’ve been pondering this prompt all day. It feels arrogant to list all the things I like about myself. So I asked Sean what he thought. If someone else says something nice, it feels more valid sometimes.

Why yes, my issues are showing here.

My husband told me that I was kind and had a good heart. That I think about other people.

I knew this in my (good) heart, but it’s hard for me to admit that it’s something that makes me special. It feels like something that should just come naturally.

I know there are other things that make me special, but talking about them really makes me uncomfortable. If someone wants to compliment me, I’ll smile and say thank you and quietly reflect on it to myself after the fact. I just have a hard time trumpeting that list to the masses myself.

A less-than-beautiful trait, but certainly not an uncommon one. Any advice on how to change it?

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