365 Days Project

Day 25

 

Readings:

AM Day 25 of 40 Days of Lamentations

PM Day 25 of 40 Days with Job

 

365 Days Project. I saw this on the net. Some guy took a picture of himself every day for 6 years. Then he posted it on YouTube and now has 19 million hits. I decided to do the same thing, put just for 365 days. Sort of like that album on Facebook going around – where you take a picture every day for 365 days. Except this picture will be of me.

 

Why?

 

Shallow reason: Curiosity. And to see how my weight changes from month to month – if at all. Sometimes I get compliments that I am thinner. Other times, how much weight I’ve gained. But when I look it the mirror, I look the same. Unless the weight creeps in on you. And hopefully this will let me see changes.

 

Deep reason: To SEE myself. When we use the bathroom and brush our teeth, or rinse our face, we don’t really see ourselves anymore. We see areas of our face, but we don’t look at ourselves as a whole anymore. We see the stubble. Or the eyebags. Or the yellowing teeth. Or the discolored cheek. Or the receding hairline. But do we see ourselves? This will show me… ME.

 

Is that narcissistic? I don’t think so. I think it will be healing and soothing. Seeing yourself. And accepting yourself for who you are. Accepting myself for who I am. No matter how I look. Or how much weight I gain or lose. Or how ugly my hair is. Accepting myself. Because God made me the way I am. And who will dare accept me, if I don’t accept myself first?

 

Day 1.

 

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One comment

  1. Guess what, just saw a book in book sale about this! And was thinking of doing one… but I guess, your idea of self-portrait is better. haha Want to see your album after a year!

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