As a mother of 3 teen and 2 pre-teen girls I deal with more than my fair share of conversations about beauty both inward and outward. Like every good mom I assure them that beauty comes from the inside out, but I also remind them of their outward beauty. Let’s face it, we all need a reminder from time to time.
God’s Word tell us we are made in His image, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
What happens though when your chronic illness affects how you look on the outside and takes away the confidence you feel on the inside? or when your chronic illness affects you on the inside, but it is not obvious on the outside?
“Frequently our illness skews our sense of beauty and self. What others see is rarely how we feel.”
Look up the work ‘selfie’ on Google, I got 382,000,000 results in .52 seconds. The Oxford dictionary defines a selfie as ‘a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media‘ and per Wikipedia, selfies are ‘usually flattering and made to appear casual‘.
How many selfies have you taken of yourself today? This week? This month?
We’re not talking about how many you shared on social media, but rather how many selfies you took, before posting?
Trust me, I’m not against selfies. I’m simply stating that we take selfies which are ‘usually flattering’ to remind us that we are beautiful, we are special and amazing women created by God.
Lyme Warrior, has created a calendar featuring the stories of 12 women who are courageously battling chronic illnesses. Women that may not typically post selfies on social media, but who are beautiful, special and amazing.
Will you help raise awareness by visiting the Lyme Warrior website? You will and learn more about lyme disease and the Chronic Beauty campaign. If you could, please stop by the Chronic Beauty store and purchase a calendar to learn about the featured women.
Proceeds from this campaign will be split to benefit all the featured conditions.