Daily Prompt: Elastic

While sifting through today’s posts on the daily prompt, I anticipated finding some humorous approaches. I mean, really, elastic? How many different ways can people talk about the beautiful material that lets our pants fit a little better? The wonder that is sweatpants? The bands that allow us to “fix” our hair by tossing it up in a ponytail? How can this prompt bring about really meaningful blogs?

Boy, was I wrong! I read a blog that encouraged people to stretch outside of their comfort zones and then one that said we can bounce back from negative emotions. I then found a somewhat short but humorous lyric that talks about the way we become saggier after so much stretching! After yesterdays assertion that I finally decided to turn 40, this one hit a bit closer to home! But, you know, I am proud of my lines and “sags.” I have stretched and endured. I have been challenged and overcame. I mean, this entire blog is based on the moments that have made us reevaluate our own perspectives on life. This entire site is founded on our elasticity!

Children can bounce back from things much easier than adults. Children have such beautiful perspectives on life. I suppose, if I had one wish, it would be to be as elastic as a child. However, I would not trade my  smudges for the world!

Thank you to everyone who helped me to see the beauty of today’s prompt. Keep it up! You inspire me!

Be elastic today and everyday!

“Gigi”

Author: smudgesonmymirror

A dynamic mother/daughter duo that has overcome obstacles and chosen to embrace our experiences rather than to change our view of ourselves. Lovingly labeled by Gigi or Mommy, the tone and messages in each post will reflect generational viewpoints and family continuances.

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