Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Well, guess what? The wrinkles are showing up. Evidently when you let some of the air out of the baloon things don't just bounce back to what they were like forty years ago. Sigh.
So I've been researching. Can anything be done, short of taking my cheeks and tying them behind my head?
Massage shows some promise. Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Well, I guess it's kind of ON your body. But anyway, it's one of the elimination systems of your body. Massage stimulates blood flow which helps everything work better. (I'm very scientific.) Dry brushing your skin with a special brush also helps, so they say. So I do.
I accidently cleaned out some of the inside stuff when I drank four glasses of iced green tea at PF Chang the other day. Who knew that would cleanse me from the inside out? I was just thirsty. It did get me to thinking, though, that there are probably lots of things I can do which can help my body on its journey. But I'll bet the most effective are the basics: exercise and drinking water.
It would be nice to detox my mind while I'm at it. I'd like to wash out all the stupid movies I've ever seen and all the ugly thoughts I've ever thought. I suppose there's no way to get rid of all the pollution we accumulate over the years, both through what we've been exposed to by others and what we willingly jumped into head-first (I'm thinking about donuts here.) The good news is, and it is Good News, that we have the gift of grace. It's the basics. God loves us. He sees us as we are, and loves us anyway. Through His grace, we can become new! If that's not detox, I don't know what is.