At one time when I was young I was what people would call pretty. I had beautiful long thick hair and a nice slim figure. I felt attractive too and the men would turn their heads to look my way.
Then after I got married and began to have children, I began to put on weight. And it seemed like I never had time to take care of myself. I was always taking care of the family, running here and there. Being the perfect Mom and Wife.
Somewhere along the line, I forgot to take care of me.
And then I found myself in my forties. I looked in the mirror and saw a tired looking lady. My face looked so stressed and tired. And my body, forget it. I was wearing a size 14 witch actually is pretty average, but boy I felt huge. My breasts are no longer perky. No, they sag way too much. And how come I didn’t notice the wrinkles on my neck. This is what they call aging.?
How did midlife get here so quickly?
I was going through some problems in my marriage and was feeling down when I decided to simply be happy. I think happiness is a choice. So I decided that I would focus on the positive and stop caring so much how I look.
And I made a decision to make a real effort to smile more often. And I would make a big effort to relax and not worry about things that I have no control.
Then the most amazing thing happened. I started feeling better. I was happier. And I noticed that I would smile without even trying.
And people around me started to smile more as well.And I started attracting positive people into my life.
And now when I look in the mirror. I see an older woman who has lots of wisdom and a great smile. I see me and I’m beautiful.
If you are middle aged like me, and not happy with what you look like. Take some time right now to really see what you look like. I hope you realize you are beautiful!