You're Getting Older, and That's Amazing

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It's trippy to watch yourself getting older in photos. You can easily spend a lot of time pointing out your "flaws" in pictures. But what others can't easily see in photos is how much *you've* seen. The hurts that have healed. The hard-won wisdom you've earned. How much you've overcome.

Instead of laugh lines needing to be fixed, why can't they remind you of all the belly laughs that you've had? Instead of freckles and age spots needing to be scrubbed away, why can't they remind you of the afternoons you spent soaking up summer sunshine?

I once heard a Yoga instructor call our bodies "meat suits". πŸš€ It's a cheeky statement, but it's true. Our temporary bodies are amazing vessels that will one day expire and release us to our eternal home.

(Have you ever seen someone with a crap-ton of botox, and you wished someone would have an honest conversation with them about how fleeting all of this is?)

Here's to getting older. ❀ Let's treat our beautiful selves with honor.

Photo by  A. L.  on  Unsplash

Photo by A. L. on Unsplash

What are some things you appreciate about getting older?

originally shared on my instagram. I’m poking around with starting up YouMatterJournaling again. Would you be interested? If so, drop me a line.