Have you bought your beautiful, new Easter outfit yet? While I was contemplating buying a new, beautiful “church” outfit this weekend, I thought, once again, about being, looking, feeling beautiful. I thought about all the lovely new Easter hats, shoes, dresses and suits that would be proudly sported as we collectively gather to celebrate Jesus’ triumphant resurrection. And I began to panic! Panic, because because I knew I would probably have to go UP a size when trying on all those lovely, new fashions to complete my beautiful, new “Easter” outfit.
But then I thought back to this article and my promise to myself to always remember the true beauty we ALL possess. And then my panic receded and was replaced with a huge smile!
I hope as you read my re-post below, you will find your beautiful smile too – and then go out and sport YOUR true beauty for all to see!
Reading this woman’s experience (article link below) made me cry…
…cry because even though I have never been what most women would call overweight, I have obsessively struggled to be and remain “thin” my entire life. Like this woman, I have bought into the worldview of what “beauty” looks like and found myself lacking.
But the last 2 yrs as I struggled with an injury, not able to physically exercise much and gained 10 lbs, along with seeing the signs of an aging body, I have come to accept myself more. I have come to realize and accept that I haveEARNED every single one of my “dimples”, “sags”, “wrinkles”, “dark spots”, “age spots”, etc. Like the wonderful, beloved-by-her-childrenwoman in the article below, I have loved my children, have romped with them, have sacrificed for them, have laughed and cried with them, have held them…
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