Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nobody looks fine with a toilet in the background...

This blog might be seen as somewhat of a public service announcement to all women everywhere who feel the need to take a "cute" picture of themselves while in the bathroom. I'd like to think this message is limited to teenagers, but from some of the pictures I've seen posted on facebook, this message crosses multiple age boundaries. People need to know, nobody looks "fine" when they have a toilet in the background.

I'd really love to write some deep insightful message to go along with this post, but it just sort of speaks for itself. I guess we all have some sort of "toilet" that we try to make sure no one sees, that part of us that just doesn't fit the picture of "fine" that we present to the world.

We all like to present a picture of ourselves to the world that looks pretty good...one that does NOT include a toilet in the background. We pretend that we've got it all together, yet we have to realize that no matter how we pretend, that toilet is still there. It's normal. We're normal. No need to spend a lot of time focusing on that "toilet", analyzing it and telling others about it...just realize it is there.

Other people have toilets too. They probably don't need you to point them out - they already know about them. No need to think we are superior either. Remember we have our own "toilet" at home.

So there you have it. Nobody looks "fine" with a toilet in the background. Just thought I'd share.


Romans 12:3

Common English Bible (CEB)
Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved this insight. I have thought this so very often, and I have to confess that some of the thoughts that I allow to come from my own mouth have a toilet in the background that others see. What a great visual! Thank you from one Donna to another, one runner to another, and btw...I myself have been thirty five, 28 times....God bless.

Donna said...

Thank you so much for commenting - you put it perfectly...."so often we make comments that have a toilet in the background for others to see." I will have to "chew" on that one myself today and reconsider the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart as I do!