Blog 120 for July 20, 2019
What, in the world, happens to us, as we age? I’m not sure you would recognize me if you could see me now! My hair is a MESS; not the color it used to be; in fact, was told today, that my ends looked green, and the top looked a little red. There’s no style to it; and, it’s thinning. What’s a girl supposed to do?
My body has changed proportions, making my clothes unwearable. My clothes are a combination of small, medium, large and extra-large. Trying to get ready to go to church or out anywhere, I may have to dress two or three times to settle on something that, whether it looks good or not, it feels the best.
My skin has some discoloration, dark spots, moles, and skin tags. Found a skin tag removing stick the other day in my make-up supply. May try to use it soon. My countenance is becoming wrinkled. I can’t see well enough to rid my chin of hair growth. I need a magnifying glass.
My toenails have thickened and curled up making buying shoes strategic. My socks don’t always match. One leg is shorter than the other.
You wake up to this; can you imagine how your day goes? I need a make-over. I need a new hair-do. I need some new clothes (that fit )!
But I declare to you, “DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.” According to God’s Word, “Man looks on the outward.” UGH! Remember what Jesus said...that He looks on the heart, not on the outward appearance. YEAH! Help me Lord, as my outward man changes, that my inner man may flourish!
I’ve often quoted the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr. I think it fits here. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
I’m so glad that most of these statements are false, as recorded here; but changes do take place as we age. Hope you’ve laughed as you have read this blog. Laughter is good medicine! Take care. Keep putting on that face cream, exercising, and laughing a lot.