I think we are our own worst critics.
At lunch today we brought up our looks, and different things we didn’t like about ourselves. Things that maybe we only notice about ourselves. For example the girl I work with in the office feels like her ears are big, so she is always trying to hide her ears with her hair. I never noticed her ears being any larger than anyone elses, but she points it out, when she has her hair pulled back, so then of course, I look-I still see no difference.
Then the topic of Gil Zamora came up. He is a forensic artist who worked for the FBI. He has women sit behind a curtain and describe themselves to him, and he will draw a sketch of how they described themselves. He then takes another person who had spoken to the same woman just casually and asks this other person to describe the same lady he just drew a sketch of. A moving three-minute video about how differently we see ourselves compared to how others see us. This video is very telling about how most of us view ourselves.
WATCH IT HERE
God has blessed me with three amazing kids (mostly adults now), and their friends and loved ones. I have been thinking lots today about how blessed I am and how fast everything goes-everyone grows.
I know that I have made many mistakes ~ and I wish there was away I could turn back time and change certain things, but I know I cannot. But, they have grown and blossomed into beautiful people and it makes me so proud.
jake and lani
mads, kate, kell and lani by the river
my baby all grown up
kels, bubs and papa such smiles
kate, kell and bubs and Washington Park in PDX
Kell, bubs and I by the Santiam
I HOPE MOST OF YOU READING THIS HAVE FELT A BLESSING BY YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR LIVES. THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE YOU GIVE IS PRICELESS.
Today I was invited to fish the lower McKenzie from a drift boat.
We started about 1 pm and it was warm and muggy. I had the opportunity to try my new fly rod I built along with my favorite rod.
I saw lots of fish, lots of bugs, osprey, bald eagle, bumble bee and beautiful parts of the McKenzie I have never seen. A wonderful day indeed!!