BERYL COOK OBE
‘I DON’T KNOW HOW MY PICTURES HAPPEN, THEY JUST DO. THEY EXIST, BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME I CAN’T EXPLAIN THEM'
When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
To wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I used to wear a six,
Now I wear a seven.
And how about those blasted tights --
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to grey
And my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
The outside's changed a bit.
But, on a positive note...
I've learned that no matter what happens,
Or how bad it seems today, life does go on,
And it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things:
A rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same as making a 'life.'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life just being a doormat.
You need to throw something back.
I've learned that to decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.
I've learned that when I have pain, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
So please forward this blog to all wonderful women today. If you do, you may boost another woman's self-esteem.
If you do not ...I hope the elastic will break and your knickers will fall down around your ankles.