Thursday, April 30, 2009

Purple Hat

From the book Daughters of God by M. Russell Ballard:
Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an ugly duckling.
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but decides to go out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she goes out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too straight/too curly," but says "At least I'm clean" and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and says "I am what I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter, and ability and goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
"The moral is, maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier."

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