This morning I was drinking a cup of Orange Blossom green tea, and started to feel blah. I don't know about you ladies, but unless I have make-up on or my hair done I don't want to look at myself. Well then I started to think that is a shame that I don't feel good enough about myself when I am, lets say raw and undone. I know that time shows on our faces and our skin becomes irregularly colored and dry, we get dark circles. Anyways being bored and not wanting to get busy on my Master's work, I decided to take some self portraits, yes without make-up, lotion, and I don't think I even took my make-up off from last night...and this is what I found...
I found that your eyes say a lot, if you are unhappy it shows, if you are happy it will light your face up. I also found out that I need to get my eyebrows done and re highlight my hair. :D But isn't it sad that we live in a society that first of all makes us tired and then wants us to look our best because they judge us on our appearance, not by how hard we work at our job or how we raise our family the best we can. But it is all about the shallow and fading characteristics.
I was watching TV the other day and wow there are SSSOOOOO many commercials about "you need to look like your 20, at any age" so get vein removal, botox, facelift...you know what I am talking about. And then the women who we can tell are trying to look young we can point them out and say "poor woman had 10 too many facelifts!" There really is no pleasing them.
So my challenge today...love your skin, love what God gave you, embrace it take care of it, but don't invest your life savings into it. Don't get caught up in the beauty wagon, we all know the soul is where true beauty shines! I am not saying don't wear make-up, but make up your mind, that beauty is only skin deep and your relationship with Jesus is where your time and energy needs to go!
P. s. I dare any of you to share a raw and real picture of your self, I bet you are beautiful!