Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Do You Have...
..... a good picture of yourself...all by yourself? I don't mean a halfway decent one...I mean a picture that you really like of yourself. A picture that you're not saying..."uugh, my hair needs to be done"..or.."I look so fat in that one"...or.."look at my wrinkles!" I had to go back to 2005 to find this one. I think we all need a good picture of ourselves. Maybe so we can look back and say..."See...the kids didn't wear me out completely...I still looked pretty good!"
I love our family photos...and pictures of me with the kids. But, when I look at a picture of just me..I think about just me for a minute. Not me as a mom..or me as a wife, friend, sister or daughter. Don't get me wrong...I love being all of those things...and being all of those things make me who I am...right now. But if a stranger looked at this picture they'd see a woman in her 30's at the beach. That's it. No kids, no husband...just her.
Every woman should have a picture of herself...alone..looking good.
* You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own souls doing. ~ Marie Stopes