If you have your nose in the air you can’t see where you are walking or see who is walking with you. You miss the beauty all around—the children playing, squirrels climbing trees, and all of God’s wondrous landscape. So, it’s better to face life with your nose leading you forward in life.
To be simply myself is hard. One might not guess I’m pretty sloppy at times. I like to eat in front of the TV, sit with my legs swung over the top of the couch, or slump down in an easy chair like a teen. I have more of a problem with looking at myself in the mirror first thing in the morning and seeing the Phyllis Diller hair and crinkly skin on my face.
I’m fortunate that I like me in spite of me. I know God doesn’t see me with or without makeup or when I’m wearing clothes I wouldn’t leave the house in. God sees our heart, and my heart for the most part is free of painful thoughts, fears, shame, and frustration. I’m aging from the inside out and I’ll be proud to wear my “wisdom” spots and wrinkles. Many people aren’t blessed to live to see their body aging.
Lord, help us see ourselves as you see us. Amen.