You know what I like about Song of Solomon? King Solomon was specific… Dare I say a square piece? He didn’t just tell his bride, “You’re pretty.” He went into detail explaining specifically what was pretty and how so.
Take a few lines from Song of Solomon, chapter four: “Your eyes are doves… Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes… Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate… Your neck… Your two breasts…” You get the picture.
Men, can I just remind you that this is an excellent model for complimenting a woman? Be creative. Be thoughtful. And be sincere.
As you know, my husband has his own way of saying things. He’s constantly telling me how beautiful I am. In fact, he doesn’t even know that I’m typing about him this very second and he just told me that I look so feminine. (Awwww…) But nothing beats the time that he insisted, “You’re as pretty as I am mean. And that’s pretty pretty.”
Something must’ve been in the air at the salon today because my clients were being equally gracious towards me! So much so, in fact, that I actually stopped to write down their exact words because I knew I’d never be able to capture their phrasing from memory alone. (And while I did have another woman ask why on earth I went red, I’m choosing to focus on the positives today! Perhaps I just need to print out a copy of …Don’t Say Anything At All for the next time that happens.)
From the mouth of a fellow Bang Feverer, in reference to my bangs: “It’s so lovely because your cheekbones are like – WOW!”
But my favorite was from… well… actually the woman who gave me the scrunchy face for becoming a redhead! She thoroughly redeemed herself when she exclaimed, “It’s fun to look in your eyes! Because it’s like a work of art!”
Seriously?! WOW! I hope that I say things that catch people off guard in a you’re-wonderful-and-should-know-it kinda way, too!