May 29, 2011

She Wrapped Her Arms Around Who She Was And Embraced It

What a difference much of my life would be if I did just that.

If I accepted who I was and embraced it.

My bad hair days,
My dark circles under my eyes,
My aging body parts,
(For clarification that is a belt around my waist) 
My outdated fashion style,
And my imperfect hands and feet.
My interpretation.....

What my little five-year old friend Jessica saw and embraced was:
My smile in spite of all the above ailments,
(She didn't even notice them!)
She loved my hair!
My long , slender legs,
My beautiful flowered (see-through) dress,
(with a belt!)
My fake pearl necklace and earrings,
And my confidence to put out my arms and joyously model who I am in my high heels.

What really struck me was how happy she was while she was "drawing" me.
She smiled the whole time.  (And not because it was a cartoon)
And even more-so how pleased she was with her work.
She had done her best job interpreting what she saw and she was very proud of it.
She even autographed it, being content with her work of art and eager to post her age.
(I just noticed she didn't draw wrinkles or scars or age spots.  I bet she didn't even see them.)

Jessica had had no problem accepting me for who I was and embracing it in a picture.
She had come to sit by me because her mom said ,"She really likes you."
There was no mention of my looks.

Maybe I can learn a lesson or two from her.
Thanks Jess!

"She wrapped her arms around who she was and embraced it."~Reyna

May 16, 2011

So That's It....

I have been very lax and sparse in my postings for the last 3 months.

I excused myself, saying that it was because I had taken on a second job (which is true-sometimes even  3), but myself just told me that it's more than that.

Once again I have let the fear of exposure (Oh Pleeeez....!) immobilize me.

Talking to Barb E. while laying on my Barbie couch (meaning that it is impossible to do-so I didn't really have a therapy session), I blurted out that I am worried that the people whose children I care for will read this and silently quit using my services.
They then will tweet about me Facebooking my weaknesses, telling the whole world.

Barb E. informed me that blogging IS a worldwide thing.

Oh.  O.K.

"Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you."~Michael Korda

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