29 April 2009

grab the hat and go.

i read this on my friend's blog and it gave me a feeling of renewal and appreciation.  
friends, i'm putting on my purple hat, once and for all.
from the book Daughters of God by M. Russell Ballard:
Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an ugly duckling.
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but decides to go out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she goes out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but says "At least I'm clean" and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and says "I am what I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter, and ability and goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
"The moral is, maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier."

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey cool quote! ;)

natalie said...

great thoughts. love your thoughts. always. and congrats on making it to florida! good luck this summer. and thanks for your cute comment on our blog--we're rooting for you to be next!!! love you :)

megan said...

i love it and i love you. congrats on graduating - that is awesome! i need to go back but it will probably be after kid #3 or something and jeff is done with dental school, but hey! i hope you guys have fun in orlando, sounds like a party! hope all is well :) reunion???

Grant + Brittany said...

i love this.

Jason, Missy and Madden Streiff said...

love it Jenna.

Reimstar said...

Good one. Love it

Erin said...

this is a feel good quote for sure!