"Good Will Hunting" is high on my list of most-watched movies. This quote, in particular, is a favorite:
The romantic in me loved this notion -- the idea that someone could love the things that you (and maybe others) saw as flaws or weaknesses.
The cynic in me knew this was probably crap.
Not too long ago, I attended a bridal shower/bachelorette for a close friend. My favorite activity was this little survey and questionnaire thing. The groom-to-be had filled out his answers about the bride, and we wanted to see what she thought he would say. It was fun and eye-opening to see how well they knew each other after a few years together.
One of the questions was: "What physical feature of hers do you like best?"
His answer: "Her big blue eyes."
Such a simple response and maybe almost cliche. But I heard it differently and swooned. Why? Because my friend has always complained about her eyes. In her opinion, they are too big. I believe she's even called them "cow eyes."
Let me get this straight -- he loves the very thing she hates about herself.
Who knew that was real? I thought those scenarios only existed in romance novels and movies.
I have plenty of flaws and quirks. But we'll stick with the physical for this post.
So what's my least favorite physical feature? My cheeks.
Look at them ...
OK. That's enough photos of me.
But do you see what I mean? They take up some serious real estate on my face.
I was tormented about them in high school. A few of the jocks constantly referred to me as "Chipmunk Girl."
A guy I liked in college told me they made me look chubby. A simple comment made harsher by my feelings for him.
Even now, as an adult, I am still self-conscious about my cheeks. They're so big. Sometimes I minimize my smiles in photos so they don't stand out too much.
What's your least favorite physical feature?
Have you ever received a compliment on it?