Day 25/31: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad).
I prefer not to focus on the negative things people have said about and to me and prefer sticking with the positive. That doesn't mean I don't remember those negative comments said to my face or behind my back (but within earshot), I just don't like giving them any more of my time and attention; if that makes any sense.
That, and I'm all about choosing joy, so with that in mind, here's my response to the prompt:
I'm not sure when she said it, but I'm quite positive it was at a family get-together. I had probably just ducked away from the camera my aunt was holding in an effort to dodge being caught in the limelight. My grandma had caught that moment and she looked at me, and told me "You have a beautiful smile."
And that's something I'll never forget. I don't really consider myself beautiful. I have scars on my face, my eyes aren't the same size when I smile, and I am not (nor desire to be) model-thin. When my grandma told me that, however, it brightened my spirits and reminded me that beauty isn't about appearances, it's about joy and happiness. So smile I will, and I want to remind you to smile, too.
"You're never fully dressed without a smile."