Getting asked for ID at the wine store may have been a boost for Jody's self-esteem but she's learned that age is just a number and that real beauty is determined by this.
Let me set the scene for you. A woman, careening toward her forties, in the last few months as a thirty-something. It’s been a stressful five months of packing up, moving across the province, building a house, settling two kids into two new schools and living in a rental that is less than ideal.
It’s Friday night and all she wants is to rest her weary body and enjoy a sip or two of wine, a reward for making it through the week.
But suddenly, everything changes. She is elated. She feels at least 10 years younger. She heard the words, “Could I see some ID please?”
That’s a true story. It was me last week. It may seem a little superficial but it’s the truth. A simple gesture reminded me that age is only a number, it’s our outlook on life that gives our true age.
I asked the girls to create a short video about what they think is beautiful about me. A tall order! This is what they came up with:
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