Aging with Beauty and Confidence
The day we see wrinkles in the mirror can be a blow to our self-esteem. Even though these lines of time should represent a life of joy and wisdom, we often see them as a loss of value and beauty.
Define what shapes your self-esteem
So often, we're told (or we tell ourselves) that our self-esteem should be based on external things like how much attention we get, how much money and success we create, how much recognition we receive, or how we look. But these things can be unreliable and fleeting. Our real self-esteem should be based on our own internal values and belief in how God sees us.
Be clear on what your values are
What qualities do you value in others? Do you value kindness, compassion, strength, or perseverance? What about in yourself? Once you know what you value, and how God sees you, start looking for those qualities in yourself. When you see yourself living up to your own values, it'll boost your self-esteem.
For example, if you value kindness, think about all the kind things you've done for others. If you value strength, think about all the challenges you've overcome. When you focus on your own strengths and values, you'll start to feel more confident and worthy.
Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can have a positive impact on our lives. It can reduce stress, improve our mood, and boost our immune system. It can also help us to connect with others and build stronger relationships.
As I approach the age of 68, I am incredibly grateful for the life I have led and the amazing people I've met. I'm even grateful for the hard lessons, and there have been many, some painful. They shaped me into the woman I am today.
Let's celebrate women of all ages and be grateful for the beauty, grace, and strength we bring into this world.
Today, as we focus on how to age with beauty and confidence, here are four women doing just that...and yes, I am one of them.
Parisian's Pure Indulgence beauties:
65 yrs. Lisa S., beautiful Lisa has been a PPI customer for 12 years.
Kelli and Nancy R. are closing in on 68 yrs! We are friends from high school. Nancy has been a PPI customer for 5 years and edits this blog and newsletter. Thank you, Nancy!
I asked Nancy what she does to age gracefully. She replied, "My husband has said to me many times, “We will grow old together gracefully.” That means taking care of myself. What do I do to help the process of taking care of myself? I exercise daily, have a massage once a month, a facial every few months, and use only PPI products for my skin care.
Kelli helps choose what products are best for me, and I feel like I am able to to handle the natural aging process well."
Nancy and I having fun at our 50 year high school reunion last month. 50 years...really??
I believe all four of us are aging with beauty and confidence. We take care of ourselves and enjoy life. I believe it shows.
Aging gracefully is such an important topic. I've written another blog How to Break Free Of Aging Myths That Are Holding You Back.