Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GET INTO THE PICTURE...

I posted this picture of myself yesterday on my personal Facebook page...


It was taken this past summer at a family wedding.

And it garnered many LIKES and comments.
  Someone even said I was STUNNING...I don't think anyone has ever told me that before.  :)

I have to say that I LIKE the picture too...and that's why it got posted. 
 Not so that I would get praise, although, that was kind of nice.

I'm not sure if you are like me, but there was a time, not so long ago, that I wouldn't allow my picture to be taken. 
 I preferred to be behind the camera taking the pictures, than being a part of them.

Then in November of 2009 I was diagnosed with Leukemia. 
 The next day I sat down and planned my funeral. 
 I sorted through boxes and boxes of pictures trying to put together a few "good ones",
 that could be made into a slide show for the service.  
YEP - that's how much of a control freak I was...

BUT

There weren't hardly any to be found. 

So I am posting this today, because I want to give you some advice. 
 If you are the one that shies away from being in the pictures, fading into the background, 
because you don't think you are pretty enough, or skinny enough to be photographed

 - STOP -

 You need to know that 

YOU ARE ENOUGH...
YOU ARE AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL

- even if you have a few pounds to lose or are having a bad hair day.

Get into the picture! 

 So that your family has a record of you in their lives.
Don't wait until it's too late.

Cheryl