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Love is Where You Look for It

I was on the west coast last week and walked into Cafe Gratitude with my husband.  The woman behind the counter was so radiant and gorgeous.  She beamed of good health and joy, kindness and love.

Before I could even sensor myself, I said to her, “You are sooo beautiful.”

She looked at me and said, “Thank you so much!  I’m just a reflection of you.”

Her words pierced into my heart.  I cried.  My husband teared up too.  The truth of it was almost too much to bear.  We weren’t talking just about physical beauty.  It was deeper than that.  For that moment I felt the oneness of all of us.

Real beauty comes from inside and radiates out.  Always.

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  • Sarah February 25, 2013

    Cafe Gratitude! What a gorgeous name.

    Thank you for sharing this, Lori–it’s really resonating with me today.

    • LoriP February 25, 2013

      I’m so glad Sarah. Cafe Gratitude is the best! In San Fran and LA. LOVE!

  • Jaime Barks February 25, 2013

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Julia February 25, 2013

    Oh. Total goosebumps here, Lori. The gorgeousness of it all–wow.

    You are sooo beautiful, my dear friend.

    • LoriP February 26, 2013

      Thank you so much sweet friend.

  • Alia February 25, 2013

    Thank you Lori. This just shifted something for me this morning. Loving you, beautiful one.

  • Jess February 26, 2013

    That’s a lovely story! May there be more people in the world like this. 🙂 xx

  • Yael March 1, 2013

    This is one of the most beautiful and lovely responses I have ever heard! 🙂

    • LoriP March 2, 2013

      I know, I was so touched. It was too sweet. xo

  • hailey March 12, 2013

    oh my lovely friend you warm my soul. You are so gorgeous!
    We live by the beach and today I found so many heart rocks I was loaded down! I will load to IG today! Please come visit us. We have a spare room and your warmth and sunshine and soul are just the most lovely to be around. You are so beautiful! hugs to you and Jay!…

    • LoriP March 13, 2013

      Hailey I love that you are living by the beach- so perfect. YES yes we will come and visit you! Your heart rock is the best heart rock EVER! xoxo

  • Amy March 13, 2013

    This made me tear up big time. You are beautiful! X

  • Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy April 24, 2013

    That is a lovely story. I always find it funny, when I compliment someone, they usually respond with such shock that they were just complimented. Sometimes I tell a woman that I think they are so pretty and they act like I am hitting on them! But I keep complimenting when I really feel what I am saying.

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