Insightful and Delightful: This is LIFE

I read a “10 Things Life Has Taught Me” post this morning on my friend’s Facebook page. Thank you, Denise.



Number 6 on her list hit me like a ton of bricks and I have a bruised ego to prove it.

You will regret the years you spent berating your looks. The sooner you can make peace with the vessel your soul lives in, the better. Your body is amazing and important but it does not define you.

I’ve always been hard on myself, my looks especially. Nothing about the way I looked was ever good enough.

After reading #6, the words of wisdom from an older woman that I met at a party years ago came to mind. This woman didn’t know me, but she could sense my fear and anxiety about how I felt about myself. She said to me, (I’m paraphrasing): Enjoy your beauty. You are beautiful! Love the way you look today because there will be a tomorrow when you wake up to loss about your looks that can never be recovered.

So true.


The good news?

The older you get the more you concentrate NOT on the emptiness over beauty lost but the fullness of a life gained when fear and anxiety leave the vessel.

The visual is secondary to the actual.
Insightful and delightful: This is LIFE.

Hugs from the Heart,


3 thoughts on “Insightful and Delightful: This is LIFE

  1. Hi Sandy,

    Since I am recovering from pneumonia and ordered to rest, I’ve spent lots of time catching up on your posts, laughing, learning and wondering (in the best possible way) -Who is this person? And, how am I so lucky to know her?

    This moment in time marks a really sad anniversary for us. But, I like to think that your Mom would prefer for us to raise a toast and share a few happy memories.
    I loved hearing you tell about her favorite word! Way back in the 80’s she had a CRS mug, used daily. Until I met Dot and Patrick I never had heard of-
    Shit-on-a-Shingle! So much more came to mind.

    Thanks for all the insight and sharing of your many talents and gifts.
    Be good to yourself and continue to be well and happy.

    Big hugs back,
    Anne Marie

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  2. I just saw this comment from you, Anne! Oh, I am so sorry for not checking my comments sooner. I usually don’t get anyone commenting, so I forego the ritual for something more constructive. Anyway, thank you for your sweet comment about the blessing of our friendship. I’m grateful to mom for introducing us all those years ago. I liked you from the moment you uttered your first words to me. You have a lovely spirit, Anne. You’re witty and positive and adventurous. No wonder mom loved you and so do I. Here’s hoping your breathing easy now, without pneumonia! I’m off to bed. Prayers for you and me and that our friendship is forever. ♥ Love, Sandy


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