Then I went to the grocery store. I ran into a good friend from work...she retired much earlier than I did and we haven't seen each other in a very long time. Immediately, she began to apologize for her appearance and weight gain. Honestly, I hadn't even thought of that...I was so happy to see her! I told her we shouldn't even begin to compare ourselves with "what used to be"...even though we are tempted to do so. We are healthy and able to care for ourselves, travel, do what we want when we want and live a relatively peaceful life. Of course, I'd love to have a slimmer body, fewer lines and wrinkles and a heck of a lot more energy but hey, we are really blessed to be where we are today. Why, do we have this automatic tendency to do this to ourselves? We're not 18 or 20 years old, a size 2 or airbrushed like these young ladies.
Furthermore, I don't wanna be 18 or 20 anything anymore, I've never in my life been a size 2 nor is there a chance that anyone would want to airbrush me. ;-)
I just think it's important for each of us to appreciate who we are, what we have and how blessed we are to awaken to each new day. Just give me a kick in the back side if I should start to whine about age, weight, etc., ok? OK! ;-)