I want you to know you are beautiful, even when you wake up with "puffy" eyes, "stuck your finger in the plug" hair, and a "gorgeous, and perfectly round" zit on the end of your cute "ski slope " of a nose.
I want you know that the beautiful "lines" and "crow's feet" marking up your face are really just from years of memories and laughter, that you would never take back.
I want you to know that the "achy" back in the early morning is just reminding you of those precious times of carrying beautiful babies that are now growing up too darn fast.
I want you to know that "falling asleep in the chair" before 9:30p.m. and before your show is over, is perfectly normal and shows you are a "hard" worker, keeping your family straight, not a result of "laziness."
I want you to know that the "extra poundage" is just your body wanting to protect itself from damage. I mean it is always good to have a little "cushion" and "padding" to keep one safe from...let's see...ummm..oh, I know...starvation and falls. Yep! Always a good idea to carry a little "extra" in my book.
I want you to know that there is no need to "feel guilty" over not working out and exercising, after all, you wouldn't want to lose the "safety gear."
I want you to know that a few "gray" hairs are alright, because your hairstylist really needs the money as she is going back to school. It is important to help others at all times. Don't you think?
It is alright if you don't always dress like a "fashion model," for you wouldn't want to ever be
accused of showing up the teenage daughter. Plus, unfortunately the extra padding that is important to your well being, doesn't always allow for fashion cuteness. Get over it!
I want you to know, that it is totally OK to have a "BLAH" day every once in a while, as long as those days don't outnumber the joyful ones. Of course I know it is hard when there is pimple problems shining...on the end of your nose!!!
I want you to know that it is alright if there are dirty dishes left in the sink, if you spent time with the kids. Wait a minute, does watching a show together and falling asleep half way through count?!
I want you to know that it is alright that you are turning 39 at the end of the month, because "40" really is the new "30." I wonder how Sarah, of the Old Testament, felt in her hundreds?
And by the way, Self, I want you to know that you ARE beautiful, just the way you are,
even when you have
a bad hair day,
crow's feet around the eyes,
a few extra pounds,
nothing to wear,
a dirty house,
and the BLAHS!!!
God totally LOVES you! There is certainly no "blahness" in that!
Happy Friday Everyone!