Girls---I need to share what has been on my mind today---and most of us girls need this little pep talk---we may be the fairer sex and we may be Steel Magnolias, but logic flies out the door when it comes to aging for most of us!
IF you have the time and the money, you can put off the inevitable---but the inevitable is truly unavoidable! I will begin by reminding you of my OWN foolish attempts at fooling Mother Nature. Back in O Nine---you do remember the "Face Lift"? NO---Look here. In an effort to "Keep My Man" and take a few years off, I had a face lift. That worked REALLY well-- and I still have the same face. ---I can be a little thick headed at times!
Then there is the LONG list of products that I no longer use, nor can afford--the "Keep Your Youthful Eyelashes" gel--it really works-----BUT the first second you do not follow the regiment of application--ALL the new lashes and some of the ones you still had fall out in a huge heap! The Retina A--the super soft supple moisturizer, the restore the elasticity to your skin cream (WHAT A DUD!)---the list goes on and on AND we suckers just keep plopping out the money.
Then there is the SPA--OH THE GLORIOUS SPA----Facials---Mani/Pedi's---Massages---SPECIAL MAKE-UP---QUEEN FOR THE DAY Treatment---OH HOW SWEET the treatment. You need to get a second line of credit upon your house before making a visit.
BASICALLY---if you have enough money and keep throwing it at the problem of aging daily--you CAN postpone what's coming---BUT BOTTOM LINE
MOTHER NATURE WINS!!!!!!
What has created our desperate attempts to delay her victory? Vanity, ego, denial, ---a multitude of reasons. Mass marketing and the beauty industry knows a sucker when they see one---and we ALL are suckers.
This is not to say that you should not exercise, eat right, and do all you can to remain healthy and active. I am NOT a proponent of taking it laying down. There is nothing wrong with moisturizers, massages, make-up---and on and on. What I am telling you---with a great deal of love---is DO NOT get so hung up on it that it consumes your life and your pocketbook.
In ALL honesty---I do not really notice what my friends are wearing--nor if they are aging--or gaining/losing weight. What I do notice is their hearts and minds--the thing that drew me to love them in the first place. SO RELAX--enjoy--be joyful with today and let tomorrow take care of itself. I cherish you all--who cares about Mother Nature's Earthly victory! WE ALL KNOW WHO WINS THE ETERNAL VICTORY!
Today I am joyful and thankful for the ever-lasting beauty
of the One True King.
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."