After years of putting off purchasing the Overcoming Social Anxiety Audio Series, I finally did it. About 7 weeks ago. I remain hopeful.
But this email is to share a positive and enlightening experience I recently had.
I walked into a store to buy a MegaMillions ticket. The guy working the register was probably around 22 years old. I am 36.
I said: I'd like two MegaMillions tickets.
He just stared at me.
I said in a slightly squeaky voice due to discomfort: Cash option please.
He said: You have AMAZING eyes.
I felt myself turn red but I smiled and said: Wow, thank you.
He said: Anytime. (And gave me a grin.)
Aside from making me uncomfortable (anxious), that compliment made me feel so good. I smiled from ear to ear for the next two hours.
Sometimes people are looking at us because they think we are attractive - not because they think we are freaks.