O – Old age spots, scars, and wrinkles

ad15Old age spots, scars, and wrinkles – Over the years, I am finding more of these imperfections showing – old age spots, scars, and wrinkles. But you know what? As much as I used to dread getting them, I now find that I am actually proud of them.

O.stone[1]They are a badge of courage and strength after all the difficulties, abuse, surgeries, and life experiences. They are a testament to what I have been through. They show that I have lived, not just existed, and I have survived. I have earned every one of them, including the large 6-inch scar down the middle of my chest, and I am honored to display them as a stamp of life.

file3761304509090[1]Do they make me look older? I hope so! I don’t want to look like an innocent girl or a perfect unblemished robot. We are here to experience this world, to be human, and to live fully. Life is not all sweetness and light – there are many difficulties and much crap that we all need to deal with. That’s all part of why we are here on earth in a human body.

And having a badge of survivorship on my body to document and validate some of what I’ve experienced, is absolutely fine with me.

IMG_3638So bring it on! I look forward to proudly displaying all my spots, scars, and wrinkles in all their glorious fullness.

Are you proud of yours?

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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14 Responses to O – Old age spots, scars, and wrinkles

  1. Yes, actually I am proud of my wrinkles and age spots. It has taken awhile to accept them but I have and I’m okay with it. I look at my younger friends and hope that I can pass on to them wise words of advice for aging gracefully. There’s nothing worse than seeing a 50 year old woman trying to hang onto her 20’s. It’s painful, really. Be proud! love, susan

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Susan, thank you for your comment – I agree, very well said. I have one friend who teases me and tells me how he’s younger than me – but I would not want to be younger. Not only am I proud of my age, but I feel happier and better about myself and about life than I ever did before. I would not want to go backwards. 🙂

  2. renatabu says:

    I’m that way too! I don’t mind seeing the gray hair popping up or the extra crow’s feet–at least that shows I laugh a lot! Susan, I agree wholeheartedly with you about seeing a 50 year old woman trying to hang on to her 20s. It’s sad. Hooray for you Lynn!

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Thank you, Renata, I totally agree. I’ve also seen older women so fake looking and trying to pretend that they are still in their 20’s or 30’s. Yes, not only does it look ridiculous, but you’re right, it is sad, they are grasping for some illusion of youth. I think we all would be happier accepting where we are and who we are. Thank you for your comment! 🙂

  3. inmindsight says:

    Yes, I’m proud of my signs of age and what they stand for. I’m young on the inside and plan to stay that way.

  4. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    Wow, i’m impressed. Your attitude is amazing! Although I really don’t mind seeing my gray hairs popping out (because they’re very glittery so I’m thinking my gray may not be so bad), I abhor my wrinkles! Oh man, I just want my skin to be pretty for awhile longer. I’m not ready for all the obvious signs of aging yet. Wrinkles make me crazy. I hate seeing them in the mirror. I wish I had the attitude of all of you (Lynn, Susan & Renata). I’ll have to get busy and start working on reshaping my attitude… Thanks for a very thought-provoking post!!

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Michele, thank you for your comment. I know what you’re saying, and I do understand. For me, it’s a matter of re-thinking what pretty means. I’ve seen older women with a face full of wrinkles, and yet they look absolutely beautiful and glowing. But yeah, I know what you mean. And to me, you look beautiful! ❤

  5. Yup. I’m most definitely proud of my scars, spots, and wrinkles. Though I am impatient about finding a solution to my facial eczema. Laugh wrinkles, I think, are the coolest to have.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  6. Sammy D. says:

    What an odd and fabulous choice for ‘O’. I feel the same way. All these spots and scars are battle wounds of living a full, adventurous life, and overcoming health events and challenges. They tell tales and they are stories I renenber and cherish. Wonderful trigger for me; thsnk you!

  7. Carly says:

    Th’tas the best answer of all time! JMHO

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