"Stand up straight and carry yourself with pride. Open up your mind, learn new things. Help those in need, be as generous as you can. Treat people with respect and kindness. Smile often, laugh frequently, reach out and touch your fellow man. Think more about those you love than you think about yourself. Worry less about the firmness of your backside and more about the softness of your countenance.
You'll be better than 'remotely attractive.' You'll be absolutely beautiful."
-My friend Deb P. in an online discussion about the obesity epidemic
And now for one very red sock. The other one is on the needles.