If you are someone who likes to make resolutions around the first of the year, go read this before you start. I have been meaning to share it with you since my sister sent it to me, but I keep forgetting. When I read it I thought to myself - "that girl can write!" I wanted to call her up and arrange a meet so I could high-five her for giving voice to some of the sentiments that have wormed their way into the heads of many of us from time to time.
Who among us has not been disappointed by some or another aspect of our physical presence over the years? Attractiveness is such an elusive thing. In the event that you have not heard my spiel about beauty, here it comes. It is simple, plain, common sense. I think you all will be able to see the validity of it when you read it. I expect you to let me know if you do not agree.
Ready? Here it is. Carol's theory about beauty.
Every single human being on the face of the earth is given the same exact amount of beauty for our journey from conception to death. The differences in how we appear on any given day is directly correlated to the rate at which we use up our supply. Some individuals are born cute, while others grow into their looks slowly. There are some people who use all their beauty between the ages of 17 and 37. There are those who have beautiful skin or hair or hands or eyes or whatever... you get the point. We each spend it differently (though it goes without saying I will also mention here that inner beauty has to be paid for out of the same account). Because I am planning to live a long and fruitful life, I have been on a budget - holding back a portion of my beauty account for my "later" years. I used to intend to spend like there was no tomorrow once I reached 60 but now that doesn't seem that far off so I will likely hold out longer.
Truth be told it just isn't that important anymore. Don't get me wrong though. It's still sort of important. Thats why I am saving. When I am 70 I do plan to be more attractive than all my friends who are using up their va-va-voom dollars now. Stay tuned. I will be posting a photo here on May 11, 2029 so you will be able to see for yourself.