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.
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.
Maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier!
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 www.mysoldier.com, 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.