It’s that time again. It’s National Blog Posting Month again! That means that I’ll be joining many of you in the fun of posting something on my blog everyday for the month of November.
For those of you who are wondering how on earth you come up with a new post everyday, look what I found. Click on “journals” for a list of interesting topics to write about.
Here’s one example:
Look in the mirror, and write down what you think. Are you being too hard on yourself?
When I look in the mirror I see a short, dark haired woman who has more gray hairs showing than before. She is scared but putting up a strong front.
When I look in the mirror, I sometimes see myself getting fat. Other times I see the results of the abdominal work that I have started up again.
When I look in the mirror, I see my husband standing behind me. He once made me look at myself (for a long time)and appreciate the beauty. It was hard to do – really. The hardest part was looking myself in the eye and believing in what I saw- ME. It now seems impossible to see ME.
Ever since I became a widow, I try to get up a bit earlier each day to prepare for the day. I stare in the mirror and try to convince myself that I am okay. I apply a little make up, run the flatiron through my hair, and try to make myself feel okay enough to face the day.
When I look in the mirror, I struggle to see past the exhaustion in order to see the person that I want to be. I figure that if I stare long enough, I can at least generate enough confidence to convince others that I am “okay”.
One day, I will look in the mirror to welcome a happier me.