Okay, I’ll be honest. I was feeling a little down yesterday after seeing all the wonderful Mother’s Day photos on FB. I don’t get to see my children for holidays or many other events. I’m blessed to talk to them on the phone, but there are times when I wish they lived closer. I was also feeling a smidgen of guilt and a bit of pity for them because they have such a dull, boring mother compared to so many others. I know they probably wish I was more stylish or trendy or creative or exciting or something. After all, I don’t drink, swear, smoke, gamble, or even dance. I don’t wear makeup or style my hair. No bling, no high heels, no polished nails. I don’t even have a tattoo! I don’t text, tweet, or skype. I don’t even have cable. Boring, dull, plain, and behind the times…besides being old and fat. If they did live closer they might not even want to be seen with me.
Then I went to Walmart to pick up my photos.
Oh, the blessings and life lessons of Walmart. Thank you Lord for making me appreciate even my shortcomings! The first person who walked past me was a man of about forty: obese and wearing a tank top, pierced eyebrow, spacers in ears, and sporting a long goatee decorated with beads!
Next was a woman pushing a young child in a cart. She had her hair covered by a “doo rag”, she was wearing a short sleeved shirt so I could see that her arms were completely covered by tattoos, and she had on tight jeans, leather boots, and a leather vest.
The woman with three layers of makeup, high heeled sandals, short shorts, and a tank top might have been attractive had she not been my age and size, plus more.
You know I could go on and on. There are all kinds of people in the world! Each person has a unique “style” and individual personality. I think I’ll just be happy with mine. If my children or anyone else complains, I’ll just send them to Walmart for a new perspective!