Do you know one of those people who have to look good in every photo he/she takes, or won’t put it online?
I am not one of those people.
Whether it’s a blog, or a social media site, I have acquaintances who post a stream of selfies in which they just “happen” to look their best. And they will be the first person to ask you to take down a group photo from a get-together of “besties” because rather than seeing a photo of good friends at a favorite time of life, they see only one person in that photo and they see that person in a bad light or at a bad angle.
And while I do feel a little bad for those folks that their self-image is so fragile that they can’t enjoy sharing the best parts of themselves (not the pretty parts), I find them to be too emotionally exhausting to be around, and have to “love them from a distance” (as Trainer Wilhem always says) because that kind of person can be toxic and contagious.
There’s nothing more beautiful to me than just accepting the body/face/clothes you’re in, and knowing that some of the best moments of our lives are those non-posh, non-glamour, down-to-earth photos.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these very real and wonderfully dorky photos of me making a sand angel in the Arabian Desert outside of Dubai last December.
Just a little Tuesday humor, love and happiness for my favorite readers.
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