For some reason I was reminded this week of something someone said to me couple years ago. I was going to see someone I hadn't seen in many years-probably over thirty-and as he approached me he said "I would have known you anywhere. You have your mother's smile."
That was one of the nicest things I had heard in a very long time.
My mother had one of the most beautiful smiles ever. She had perfect teeth (before braces made them the norm!) and she smiled a lot. It was friendly, flashing, and infectious, and she used it freely. It was part of what drew people toward her and a huge contributor to her beauty. She was known for that smile and when I was growing up people often said to me "Your mother has the most beautiful smile!"
So I suppose no one could have paid me a greater compliment in terms of physical beauty. Had they said I had her heart it would have been even better!
I miss my mother's smile.