A Lil’ Inspiration #40

“To all my Women Friends of “Age.”

IMG 20170806 180802The words below from “To all my women friends of “Age” I edited and shared because I think it’s important for women to be accepting of themselves especially as we grow older. Our culture tends to idolize youth, beauty, and social standing from a superficial viewpoint. For anyone outside of what is considered socially acceptable standards well, we can be marginalized and deemed as “less than.”

When we elevate ourselves by putting others down or making them feel inadequate all it does is display our lack of depth. Knowing a person requires more than a cursory glance or trivial conversation it means getting to the heart of their character.

While many may look at losing eyesight as the worst possible thing that could happen to a person, for me, it has given me greater insight and I wouldn’t trade my life today for all the riches in the world. I’ve been honored to have the most spectacular people come into my life since I’ve lost my sight and I have a greater sense of purpose that keeps me going.

The following words are not mine but I wish they were:

“We are all going through it. We are at that age where we see the wrinkles, gray hair, extra pounds. For all we’ve been through earning each gray hair, raising kids, taking care of elderly parents, bills, ills, and whatever else life brought us over our 40’s, 50+ years. We are survivors, we are warriors, we are Women. Like a classic car or fine wine, while our exteriors may not be what they once were, it is traded for our spirit, our courage, and our survival to enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we’ve been through and accomplished.”

56 and God willing, soon to be 57! Life is reason enough to celebrate!

Description: A tri collage of me posing with my white cane wearing a black cold shoulder top, white capris, black flats, and silver accessories.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Published by Stephanae

👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

13 thoughts on “A Lil’ Inspiration #40

  1. The words we” are all going through it ” rang so true. I feel like I am arriving at a place in time I never believed I would see. As I look into the mirror, I stare in disbelief at my gray hair and the changes in my body. But I thank God for his blessings and all that I’ve been through along the way. We are sisters in christ and the experience is meant for teaching and refining who we are to become.

  2. I love this! We all need to be more gentle with our thoughts of others and especially ourselves. We are all children of God and in His sight each of us is precious beyond measure. ❤️

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