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What Do You See?

In today's world of social media along with filters that can cover and hide just about anything and everything, it is easy to compare ourselves with all the perfectionism.

For me, in my early 60's, it is sometimes hard to remember that I am in my 60's when inside my head I feel like I'm in my 40's still. While feeling good and enjoying life there comes that moment while getting ready for the day or by catching a glimpse of myself in a mirror while out shopping, I think, "Who is that?" No longer are my hands smooth as silk, they now have little wrinkles, a few age spots are popping up here and there, weight has shifted to a few different places than before and where is the smooth neck? The most noticeable for me are some wrinkles on my face! Might as well throw in the topic of a few aches and pains every now and then when sitting on the floor. I discovered this when I had to get down on hands and knees to reach down in a bottom kitchen cabinet one day. After I gathered what I needed and it was time to get up, I thought, "Uh, oh, can I get up, why is this taking me so long?"

I'm a big believer in doing our best to stay in good shape by diet and exercise and taking care of our skin the best we can. I also plan to stay up on the latest style trends to not look frumpy or outdated as I get older. Enjoying and living life to the fullest is even more fun when we feel good about ourselves and have the confidence in who we are regardless of our age and whatever season of life we are in


The area we need to be careful in is comparing ourselves to others and that is a daily struggle if you are on social media much, read the latest magazines or watch much television.

Our first step is to be thankful for who we are and how we were created. We can then take care of ourselves the best we can and then put a smile on our face and walk in confidence.

So the next time you see a post by someone and it say's something like, "This is what 62 looks like" and they are smooth as silk from head to toe and at the perfect weight, perfect hair., etc., just remember more than likely, there was a filter involved. Don't be robbed of thinking you are a failure, you will miss out on so much. I read a quote the other day that said, "The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's a filter!" We might need to remember that one for sure.

Our challenge is to take good care of our selves; physically and mentally, knowing our personal fashion style, stay up do date on the latest styles and executing them to fit who we are, thinking good and positive thoughts about ourselves and walk in confidence. We will then light up the world and no filter will be able to block the light that you will then share.

I'm like you and most everyone else, we sometimes do like to play around with a filter before we post ourselves to the world, but, as long as we don't let our mind get to that place that we think something is wrong with us if we have wrinkles or flaws of any kind, we will be okay. So, the next time you look in the mirror, remember one of my favorite verses...

"I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are your works and my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:14

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