Shopping for jeans in the wintertime is about as depressing as shopping for swimsuits in the summer.  I’d be happy to stay with my comfortable old jeans, but now that I can wear jeans to work, I thought it might be worth the adventure to the mall for a new stylish pair.  I tried on jeans with all the embellishments and some mystery called “skinny jeans”, until  a young sales woman approaches me and says with a smile, “Are you actually going to try that on?”  That should have been enough to make me run to the nearest gym, but instead I run back to my familiar store where the sales associates are over the age of twenty, and I buy a couple of pairs of my favorite jeans.  Maybe next summer…

It was a long time before I was able to write something like this with humor instead of tears.  I wasted so many years of my youth obsessing over my weight.  Then having a child of my own began to change my focus to what is really important, and I finally realized that nothing in my life had ever been won or lost over a few pounds.  True joy, true confidence, and true beauty really do start from within.

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Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30little feet

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About Sue McCusker

Sue is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with her faith to produce good.

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  1. I know what you mean, I’m cursed (or blessed depending on who you are) with larger thighs. It’s depressing to buy jeans as I have short, thick legs. -sadface- but your right. I’ve learned to accept my chunky thighs and be happy with myself because beauty surely does come from within! (Hence the name of my blog) 😀

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