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30 Women in 30 Days – Day 17

The Gerber Baby since 1931

Timeless Beauty

When Ann Turner Cook was a baby in 1928 she posed for neighbor Dorothy Hope Smith.  Smith submitted her sketch and won a Gerber contest for a baby food ad campaign.  Since 1931, Ann Turner Cook’s beautiful baby picture has been the official trademark for Gerber.  Her picture is on every Gerber baby food product sold worldwide.

30 Women in 30 Days – Day 16

Body Beautiful

Heal your wounds.

Redefine your own beauty.

I have come to drag you out of yourself, and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky ~Rumi

“Step Away from the Mean Girls…
…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.
Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.

This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.” – Naomi Wolf

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”  – Simone de Beauvoir

30 Women in 30 Days – Day 15

Life moves at the speed of light toward eternity. Each breath takes us one step closer to our final breath.

No matter where we are on the scale of 1 to 100 in this immensity called life…20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s…at times we will find ourselves struggling with aging.

Our bodies change, hair turns gray and we have to learn to embrace our wrinkles.  That doesn’t mean we’re ready for the nursing home.  It means we have a lot more living to do.  We stop looking at the calendar and start celebrating everything we do in life.

Others may think we’re not as pretty as we once were but we know we’re more beautiful than ever.

“Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.” – Kahlil Gibran

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” –Sophia Loren

This woman has wisdom in her eyes and a beautiful smile. I would be honored to know her.

The Race

Attitude and spirit

Worn down by years

But never broken

From a wild mare

To a racing stallion

Tamed with time

From a gifted sprinter

To a gracious trotter

Always a champion

From hurdles and strides

To a peaceful pacer

Never stumbling or trite

In the race against time