Saturday, January 12, 2013
A few days ago I confessed that I have real trouble with posing for a photo and asked for your help. Boy, was I grateful for your response! A number of you offered suggestions that I'd never heard before. Now I'm actually looking forward to the next time I get my picture taken.
I also asked y'all to tell me which of the acceptable photos you liked best. There was one clear winner of that poll. And then, much to my delight, my friend Amanda Padgett of Everyday Elements offered to edit that photo for me. This woman knows her stuff, and she loves to teach people how to use their cameras well and how to edit their photos. Check out her website here.
So here's my new photo:
So why is this photo so important? Because this is a big year for me. Drum roll, please.
This year--2013--I will be 50 years old.
Half a century.
The other day a young friend told me that 50 is the new 40. I don't know about that, but I do know that I want to live this year with everything I've got. I've spent too much time in the past 50 years concerning myself with what I didn't have or what other people have. This year I want to learn in a new way to be confident that God loves me and that I have a special place in His great universe.
What about you? Is there something special about this year for you? I'd love to hear about it!