In February 2010, at the encouragement of my friend, Maggie Mason, I created a life list: 100 things I want to accomplish in my lifetime. One of them (number 24) was to learn to say "you are beautiful" in 100 languages.
I chose this phrase because I really do, honestly and fervently, believe you are.
And so (with apologies in advance for any mispronunciations), on the very slim off-chance that reading The Beauty of Different doesn't convince you how really amazing you are, here I am, telling you that you're beautiful in 100 different ways:
4. Spanish (with thanks to the woman with the warm, friendly smile, standing behind the check-out register at Target)