This week: WOOD
I had to really pick and choose as to what I was going to post for this week's theme photo, WOOD(click here to see more thematic photographics). I have tons of pics, and may have to do several posts! (Thanks Carmi)
I was strolling on the Bob Jones Parkway and came across this piece of almost petrified wood. The way it is weathered shows the age rings perfectly.
I've decided that I must also wear my "age rings" and be proud of them, and not ashamed. The chemo kicked my ass and I'm pretty sure it changed my molecular structure! It added wrinkles, fat rolls, crows feet, brow furrows, radiation tattoos, tummy bulges, scars across both breasts and one on my neck, cottage cheese thighs, and if you think I sound hot now, you should see me naked!
But each of those little "age rings" makes me proud to be where I am today. I am almost at 6 years from my original breast cancer diagnosis, and guess what?
I FEEL GREAT! And my hubby still thinks I am beautiful.
Just like this piece of wood. Just because it has been cut off it's original trunk, and thrown to the side of the road, it is still beautiful, and not forgotten. It is just spectacular in a completely different way.
Today, try looking at things differently, and not just what is new and cool and shiny. Be kind, for everybody has been through some sort of battle, whether they show it on the outside, or wear it on the inside.
And celebrate YOUR age rings!