Friday, April 22, 2011

Self Deprecation after 40...

When is it NOT OK to continue to "self deprecate" ?
...to put yourself down ?
There was a time, after all,
when it was still kinda CUTE or SILLY or WEIRDLY HUMBLE....
or...
you were just plain, ole fishin' for compliments....
for reassurance...
for LOVE...
But that, My Dears, was in your 20's....

After 40, or so,
 a woman ought to have gathered and honed some semblance of  self esteem...
or self confidence....
or just PRIDE....

in her appearance...
in her accomplishments...
in her children....(if she's fortunate enough to have had them...)
in her LIFE actually....

She ought to be able to look in the mirror upon awakening....
and  see an inspiring, influential, SEASONED,
and accomplished woman looking back at her...
a woman filled with SELF LOVE...
with SATISFACTION....
with MEMORIES....
with FULFILLED CONTEMPLATION....

If this is NOT the case,
she DEFINITELY needs to buy a NEW MIRROR !!

Shabbat Shalom....