Evil Joy Speaks

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A Pretty Picture

When you see a photograph of yourself what’s the first thing you notice? How nice your hair looks? The twinkle in your smile?

Or the wrinkles on your face that weren’t there last year? The muffin top that crept over the top of your jeans?

I’m my own worst critic. I’m not alone. As women finding flaws with ourselves is a past time we engage in all too frequently. Self deprecation is something we are well versed in and use often. How often do you see a beautiful picture of a friend and hear her say, “Look at my [insert self insult here]! Oh delete that!”

I’ll be in pictures when I lose 10 pounds. I’ll be in photos when my gray hairs are colored. I’ll be in pictures when I …


Last week Dr. Evil took this. I had no idea he was taking my picture.

For the first time in a long time….I smiled at a photo of myself.


Change is good.

Make the change. Find a picture and see yourself. Notice the happy. You are beautiful and you are cherished.

What do you think? Let me know.


  1. I think this is a fantastic pic of you!

  2. That’s a great picture of you. I’m glad you have it 🙂 I struggle with self-image, too, and pictures of me always make me cringe, especially ones taken by other people. I think I’m better with selfies because I can control what other people see of me.

    • You are gorgeous and I love your pictures. Self image can be a tough thing – and we’re winning the battle!

      • Self-image can be SO tricky. I think we are winning. Slowly, slowly, with the belief and encouragement of those around us. I’m glad you’re getting there. I’m glad WE’RE getting there. And thank you for your kind words, but I’m always careful with selfies – they’re easier to manage because I can edit them and make sure that what’s ‘out there’ is something I’m happy with.

  3. This picture of you brings me so much heart filling happiness. I can’t get it out of my head. It inspires me to keep moving thru the heaviness of life right now because maybe someday I will look so lovely and at peace.
    You have always been beautiful and I love that you see it now too.

  4. I think you take a lovely picture…and it seems to me I have one or two of us together that are fantastic. You’ve got a lovely smile.

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