Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Woman Looks in the Mirror
Purple Winter Sailor Hat

Age 8. Looks at herself and sees Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty . . .

Age 15. Looks at herself and sees pimples, fat, ugly.
Mom, I can't go to school looking like this.

Age 20
. Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin; too short/too tall; hair too straight/too curly" but decides she's going anyhow.

Glittering Purple Cowgirl Hat

Age 30. Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin; too short/too tall; hair too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going anyhow.

Age 40. Looks at herself and sees too fat/
too thin; hair too straight/too curly; too tall/too short, but says "At least I'm clean," and goes anyway.

Age 50. Looks at herself and see "I am" and goes where she wants to.

Purple Camouflauge Jungle Hat

Age 60. Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror any more and goes out to conquer the world. Purple Knot Hat

Age 70. Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter, and ability, and goes out and enjoys life.

Age 80. Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to participate in what she wants.

Age 90. Can't see and so doesn't worry about it!

Classic Purple Up-Brim Hat with Gold Trim
Maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier!

Isn't that just like the stages of life? When 15 we think we know it all. Sigh. By the time we're thirty, we realize maybe our parents did know what they were talking about. When we reach 50, suddenly much of what we were so concerned about when younger, isn't important anymore. And at 80, we don't even think about those use-to-be-important-things. We're just happy we've got another day to live!

I reiterate: take one day at a time. Enjoy every aspect.

Sharon guessed an "ostrich egg." If you guessed something else, you were wrong! Today's question is: How many stars are there in in the big dipper?

Oh, my. When I read this in Today's Christian Woman, I thought: just the thing for Mother's Day/May Month! Any of you longing to do something for one of our soldier boys, well, here's your chance. Check it out.


While stationed in Iraq, U.S. Army Sergeant Juan Salas learned how important letters from home are to deployed servicemen and women.

"A letter was like a piece of gold," he says. Now a student at Manhattanville College, Salas has launched, through which civilians can receive a starter kit that includes the name of a soldier to write to and suggestions for putting together a care package. "It doesn't matter what you think of the war," Salas says. "Let's support the troops."

Don't forget about the Mother's Day contest. We've got two contestants, both with good name suggestions. Check out yesterday's blog to find out all about it, but don't wait too long; it ends Friday.

No wise man (or woman) ever wished to be younger.



Belinda said...

I can certainly relate. I don't care as much about how I look now as I did when I was a teenager. Having a toddler takes that right out of you, also. :)

Belinda said...

Sorry it has taken me so long, but I DO have a toddler. There is no time during the day for extras like this. :) And at night, I just want to fall asleep quick! I'll try to do better. Keep up the good writing.

Caroline said...

Ain't that right? Tks for writing. Now make this a habit! Grin.

Arlene said...

That is so true about getting older. We don't care as much as we get older like we did when younger. keep up the great writting.Arlene

Joyce said...

This reminds me of something I heard awhile back...
"You know you're getting older, when you care more about how your shoes feel than how they look !"

I guess that could apply to things other than shoes, but the basic idea is caring more about comfort than looks. I guess that means I'm getting older ! ( sigh )

Caroline said...

Oh, dear. . .I'm so g-l-a-d that I don't have to admit to getting older! Just kidding. Sigh. Ain't that the berries though!

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