First, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Kanye West and his family. The death of his mother will be the hardest thing he’ll ever have to face. It is being reported on ABC News that Donda West died due to possible complications after a tummy tuck and breast reduction. This is so sad for several obvious and not so obvious reasons.
While I cannot begin to comment on Ms. West’s state of mind nor her reasons for opting for an elective surgery, I can comment on what I have witnessed as the “quick fix” mentality of society. The increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery is a direct result of our craving for instant gratification. Fewer people are willing to invest the time and effort required to exercise to rid themselves of the weight. We no longer want to sacrifice on the front end to see the results on the back end.
I personally know of two people who have the tummy tuck procedure, one as recently as several months ago. In one case, she is back to the size she was before the procedure and it would not surprise me if the other person will eventually experience the same fate.
Why is it that we cannot be happy with what God gave us? Why is it that we will not allow ourselves to age gracefully? Every laugh line and wrinkle is a reflection of the lessons learned, wisdom gained and respect earned in this life. They are our badges of honor! Wear them with pride!
Take a queue from India.Arie:
When I look in the mirror the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where its supposed to be
And I know my Creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes; Im lovin what I see
Posted also at Over Analyze It.