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The Bright Red Hat

joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
edited 27. Aug 2011, 12:37 in Community Chit-chat archive
The glance of a female into a mirror...............

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At 2, she looks into the mirror and sees a princess,

At 7, she sees herself as the beautiful Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty,

At 14, she sees herself as a young lady, but fat with pimples, and thinks she can't possibly be seen this way. ''How awful!'' she says.

At 20, she sees herself as too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, hair too curly or too straight..........but she goes out anyway.

At 30, she still sees herself as too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, hair too curly or too straight............but she decides she hasn't got time to fix all this, and she goes out anyway.

At 40, she still sees herself as too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, hair too curly or too straight............but she thinks, ''Hey, I'm alive! Oh well!'' and she goes out anyway.

At 50, she thinks, ''Finally, I am me''........ She goes out and thinks,'' I'm even better!''

At 60, she looks at herself and thinks of all the women who can't seem to look at themselves in the mirror..........She goes out and conquers the world!

At 70, she sees herself and her worth, her wisdom and happiness, and she recognises her ability.............She goes out and enjoys life to the full.

At 80, she does not preoccupy herself with looking in the mirror. She simply puts on her bright red hat and goes and enjoys all the fun that life has to offer.

Let us share the message to all women:

Let us all put on our red hats sooner :!:

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Let us be more mindful of opening our hearts rather than our appearance.

Let us enjoy each and every moment and share those with the ones we love.

To all my female friends, I celebrate YOU today, and send a big hug

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Joan
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Comments

  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joan this is lovely
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    even put my make up on val
    val
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,327 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah Joan!!!

    How lovely :smile:

    I wish all women coudl see thsi especially the younger ones.

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • migmig Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Going to crochet myself a bright red hat. :lol: Mig
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Val, Toni, and Mig,

    I'm glad that you liked it. It was sent to me yesterday by my twins' birth-mother, with whom I share a great bond, as you can imagine. I thought I would pass it on because I think we women do tend to worry far too much about our appearance instead of just enjoying life to the full.

    Both me and my twins' birth-mother have learned to put on our bright red hats and go out to conquer the world together :grin: We might look like the ''old birds'' in this picture, but who cares :?: :lol::lol:

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    Joan
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  • weejeanweejean Posts: 361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Joan

    Really like this :grin: Hope you dont mind but I have copied it to send it to all my girlies. Thanks xx
    Big Hugs
    Jean xx
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    weejean wrote:
    Joan

    Really like this :grin: Hope you dont mind but I have copied it to send it to all my girlies. Thanks xx

    Glad you liked it, and I don't mind a bit :grin:
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  • julie47julie47 Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I liked this joan too

    and tomorrow I will look for a big red hat. ( Or I have a wax green one at the bottom of a wardrobe could I wear that?)

    Juliepf x
  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My ancient mum always says, "red hat no kn****rs" , don't know here it came from though.

    Then again she talks a load of twoddle!
  • julie47julie47 Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Airwave.....I thought it was red shoes no kn****rs :shock: :lol:
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    i thought it was red shoes as well ???
    val
  • NinaKKangNinaKKang Posts: 663
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I did like this!
    Nxx
  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No, according to the old wives tales my mother tells, it is:-

    Red hat no knickers!

    Pity the girl with a red outfit on!!!!!

    Incidentally she told me never to marry a girl with green eyes, which is exactly what I did! Open umbrellas indoors, put odd socks on or change them over if you do, whistle when you shouldn't, put your shoes together the wrong way round, need I go on?
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My favourite pair of shoes are red, and I've had a few comments when I wear them............ ( not telling :lol::lol::lol: )
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  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    only just seen this thread. Only 2 years to go until i'm 50 and happy with myself! Not long to go then......

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Crumbs Airwave I have green eyes. Are we witches?

    E x
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
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