I once received a compliment on my handwriting, because the person thought it looked nice, especially for a lefty. I'm not sure if I was supposed to be infinitely grateful for such a kind and generous compliment, especially as a lefty, but I laughed and asked, "What is that supposed to mean?" As it turns out, she didn't know and immediately apologized, laughing through her embarrassment.
For the record, being left-handed isn't an illness, a disability, or yucky cooties. It just takes extra effort to not smear everything when writing on a white board or with inky pens.
Do you want to know how I ended up left-handed? I chose to be. When I was in kindergarten, my teacher, Ms. Sue Bear, noticed that I switched hands while writing and drawing. I think she was concerned that I would have difficulty writing letters correctly if I did that, so she encouraged me to write with one hand. I vividly remember this conversation. I guess I chose left, because my dad is left-handed, and he helped me with homework.
Joelle (I adore her!) at Something Charming had the brilliant idea to share handwriting, as she is a wedding planner and calligrapher. I'm no calligrapher, but here we go! :)