Look Like You Belong

I must have been 13.  A relative was in the hospital.  I wanted to visit but the hospital had rules.  No one under 16 was permitted to visit.

It wasn’t just a relative.  It was my mother.

My father offered some advice.  Let me share it with you.  “Look like you belong.”

So I got dressed in my finery (it wasn’t such finery) and walked into the hospital with my father.  I made sure my posture was perfect.  I exuded confidence.  I got to see my mother.

Maybe that’s why I take such pleasure putting on my finery (now it’s finery), throwing on the accessories, making sure there are no coffee spots on my white shirts.

I never question if I belong.



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6 Comments to Look Like You Belong

  1. June DeCarlo's Gravatar June DeCarlo
    May 30, 2018 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    The secret is to wear confidence along with that white shirt.

  2. Annie's Gravatar Annie
    May 30, 2018 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    It’s a pleasure to hear about your father. I remember your post a couple years ago…it touched me then to learn about his elegant graceful style. He sounds very much like my father. I like him. Many thanks for sharing.

  3. Dody Dorn's Gravatar Dody Dorn
    May 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    The best advice ever! And not just look like you belong, feel like you belong. Know that you belong!!

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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...