This morning, the MOG and the babies and I went out to run a few errands and discovered we were out of gas. Lucky for us, the Japanese expect stupid Americans to be over-procrastinators. That means when the little digital screen reads ∅, it actually means we have an hour or so left to drive around, forgetting what we are looking for off the freeway.

Anyways, we pulled over to get gas and I went in to pay, because here in the ghetto where we live, the FastPay is not such a practical option. I was standing in line, evidently looking very cute, when a young guy- like early 20’s, asks me, “You grown?”
I was like, “What?”
“You a grown woman? You ain’t like a child?”
“Uh, yeah,” I said, laughing a little nervously. “I’m 30 years old.”
“Dang, girl! You look about 17! You gonna have a long, prosperous and beautiful life!”
By this point I am smiling ear to ear and wondering if this guy is some kind of angel.
“Well, hey, thanks!” I said to the guy.
He walked out to his car, telling his friend, “Dang, she looks good!”

Then the clerk guy, a representative of some Middle Eastern country, (I am not savvy enough to know which one), says, “I like you come in here. You always smiling, happy.”
I thanked the guy and then when I am leaving, he says, totally sincerely, “God bless you.”
For real.
We need each other, don’t we? Tell somebody something good today.
(the MOG was like, did you just get hit on? and I don’t really think I did. It was just some kind of joyful affirmation- how very fun)

9 thoughts on “affirmation

  1. Beth says:

    how awesome! i'm smiling ear to ear on your behalf. =D


  2. CrystalD says:

    ha ha haok jess so your tellin me i should go tell a dude at the gas station, " Dang boy, you be lookin good!" or a girl?, " dang girl you be looking good!" Roger that! Ill report back tomorrow on the results :0)


  3. Jess that's awesome. Ahahaha. What a great thing to happen. 😀


  4. CrystalD says:

    K I DID IT! So i told the dude, Dang your looking good…I'm not sure how he took it but his WIFE liked it:-D She literally said that, "I like this"


  5. Lindsay says:

    how cool of someone to actually pay a compliment 🙂


  6. Josh says:

    that was nice!


  7. katw0man says:

    i always comment too lateso you might not get thisbut i have a value that i live byand anyone who wants to judgemego aheadi affirm beauty wherever i seeit!good for that guy!he made your day!!!!!1


  8. ♪essica says:

    no worries, kat- I see ALL. 🙂


  9. Anonymous says:

    Awesome Jess–a couple of big kisses from God! ………..I love you– miss MAC


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