W is for Wrinkles.
In the World today, lots of people have bought into that Whole outward beauty concept that Wrinkles are bad. People spend a fortune on botox, plastic surgery, and whatever else you do to your faces to take Wrinkles out of them.
But I don’t buy into that. A lot of those Hollywood stars look silly when they’re all plasticized. As you age, you Wrinkle. That’s natural…and beautiful. When I see Wrinkles and Weathered skin, I see Wisdom. Older people have gained a lot of life experience, and with each one, another Wrinkle appears…adding character. No amount of plastic surgery adds character (Michael Jackson is proof).
I love Wrinkled faces and Weathered hands. They add depth that young and flawless can’t seem to mimic. Wrinkles tell stories. You can tell whether a person has laughed a lot by the Wrinkles around their eyes and mouths. My grandma had a ton. She had a hard life, but her Wrinkles told that she enjoyed every minute of it. It would have been a tragedy if she’d every had those wrinkles (or stories) ironed out of her face–replaced with a plastic mask that covered who she really was.
Don’t buy into the World’s definition of beautiful and try to cover up signs of aging. Take care of your face and body the best you can (use moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup) but don’t try to be something you’re not. Wrinkles are Wonderful. They’re signs that we have lived and learned. They’re signs of growing Wisdom.