You are beautiful

You are beautiful on the inside and definitely beautiful on the outside. Please stop talking about things you want to change about yourself. Every wrinkle on your face comes from a precious memory. When you look at yourself in the mirror and see your mother, it is an honor. Your mother was the sweetest, kindest, most loving woman I knew. When I look at you, I see that same reflection and feel proud that I come from a line of strong, happy, and fun women. Those wrinkles are something to be proud of. They come from the smile you couldn’t help but smile when you held your first grandchild in your arms. The wrinkles on your forehead come from the sadness you carried when you lost your husband, your mother, and your father. You have beautiful, smart, successful children and grandchildren. They are all a reflection of you and your face. You have more energy than your children and can chase your grandchildren around the dance floor. You have all your sisters by your side and travel the world with them, creating memories that show on your faces.


Your faces are beautiful and you are missing the precious moments of life by wanting to change them. Be happy with yourself and live in the moments because they will soon be gone. Your children are starting to get the same wrinkles and you should be proud of them because they are a reflection of your life.


When I sit at my sister’s table on my 80th birthday with my daughter, son and grandchildren, I will be proud of every wrinkle on my face and every gray hair on my head. I will be proud that when I look in the mirror, I look just like my mother and my aunts. I will live in the moment, because moments fly by and I don’t want to waste them worrying about how to change the way I look, and I wish you wouldn’t either.


Be happy with who you are because who you are is why people love you. We love you because you look like our grandmother. We love you because you are good. We love you because you are kind. We love you because you took care of us when we were sick. We love you because you helped us through the hard times in our lives, and some of those wrinkles happened because of that. We love you because you are present. We love you because you chase our kids and take care of our kids.

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