A strange thing happened while looking at photographs with a parent. They kept saying things like, “Look at this! You were so photogenic!” and, “This is so pretty! Look how smooth your skin was here.”

I don’t recall this parent saying a positive thing about my appearance my whole life. I grew up thinking I was so ugly because the criticism was constant.

Dunno what happened, but thanks to my program I can look at these pictures and see there’s a pretty cute kid there. I can like, and even love, that kid. I can appreciate that this parent now thinks my appearance was great. And I’ve let go the resentment for the criticism of the past. So now it’s just interesting.