Any person in their right mind would think that what I’m about to share on the topic of feeling beautiful actually feels beautiful. But I don’t.
When I look in the mirror, I cringe.
When I was invited by J from Hot, Holy, and Humorous to guest post on her series of Feel Beautiful, I cringed.
Over the months as I’ve thought about writing this post, I’ve cringed.
As I’ve sat down to type out this post, I’ve cringed.
I’ve always had a distorted view of my outer appearance. Even when I weighed 112 lbs. standing at 5’7.
Now I weigh more. Much more after giving birth to two kiddos and I don’t mean yesterday. My sons are 14 and 16 years old and for the life of me I still can’t get the weight off after all of these years. Insert: feels like a failure after all these years.
Just the other day my family and I were looking at old photos of the four of us. My husband remarked that he looks the same in all of them. I had a bout of discouragement that ran through my soul because it was quite evident that I did not look the same.
He was growing old graciously and I was just… growing old. My waist is thicker and my hair is thinner.
When I look at those old photos, I cringe.
So, what on earth can someone like me who struggles with her outer appearance tell you about feeling beautiful when the majority of the time I do not?
Well, I do a few things so I’m not constantly consumed and drowning in my vanity sorrows and perhaps what I share will help you?
You can read my 4 Ways to Feel Beautiful over here at Hot, Holy, and Humorous.
Have a blessed Christmas and I’ll be back here in 2016!
Live a poured out life for Christ,