A friend of mine was once fretting over her weight. She had been living her best life for a while and had gained some and was now going through that crisis that almost every woman goes through when she realizes suddenly that some of her clothes can no longer fit. Her mother, who was around, happened to overhear our conversation and she laughed, saying that we were stressed now about our bodies when these same bodies are the ones we will want in ten years.
Her comment totally threw us off. First, because we didn’t know she had been listening, or that she would weigh in. Second because, well, it’s true, isn’t it? You struggle with how you look now and then in three years you look back and wish you looked the way you did. Or even if you don’t, now that you look the way you wanted to, you find that there are still parts of you that you would change if you could. [Read more…]