Saturday, May 06, 2006

Captivating and Radiant

Captivating, by Stasi and John Eldridge, is on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. I keep putting it off for some reason. Busy with other studies and books I'm trying to finish. Captivating is not a word I would use to describe myself, in fact, I don't know if I understand what it really means to be captivating. I guess I would if I read the book!

A month or so ago, my husband told me that Relevant Magazine (one of his favorites) is now publishing a magazine for women-it's called Radiant. I was excited about this and checked out the website. I read through everything and decided to subscribe. Then I read a little blurb at the end of the website. It informed me that Radiant is written for women in their 20's and early 30's! OUCH! What a slap in the face. I suddenly felt old and unimportant! Am I not the right age to be radiant? Relevant? There was no anger on my part, just surprise. This is the first publication I've run across that interests me that is actually geared toward younger women. At what point am I no longer a younger woman? It never occurred to me that Hubby was reading a magazine written for men 10 years younger! He loves it! He doesn't let his age matter - why should I? I subscribed to the magazine.

Now, I will begin reading my book and I look forward to my first issue of my new magazine! I will read them both from cover to cover. My age doesn't define me! So what if I'm 37 and I'm no longer the focus of advertising and publications!

Signed,

Captivating and Radiant!

7 comments:

i'm_inspired said...

So...you're 37 and no longer the focus of advertisements, T.V. commercials, and publications!!

Just wait until you're 66! You'll spend all your time saying, "Did you understand that?" "What did they say?" "I just don't get it!!"

Life of a Senior Citizen is much like playing the game "20 Questions".

SuperMom said...

You go, girl! Age is just a number. Don't let them exclude you!!

i'm_inspired said...

It is 5:43 a.m. The pet(dog..not hubby!) has been pottied and fed. I haven't had my first of coffee yet. Now, tell me one more time...or, maybe more than once, that...."age is just a number. Age is just a number!"

Sojourner said...

As your Hubby, you still "Captivate" my attention and are still "Radiant" to me.

joyfuljourney said...

Sojourner,

Thanks! Is that my mother's day gift? Just kidding! Let's not get sappy like heartsjoy and valiantdad!

joyfuljourney said...

i'm inspired,

I had no idea that was YOU!!! Someone from my church is the last thing I expected on my blog! I read your comments but paid no attention until I saw your comment on hubby's blog. Then I thought, "who is this woman?" I'm glad I figured it out! You are so funny - and HIP! You always make me laugh! Especially when you make coffee for 50 when only 5 show up!

LiteratureLover said...

Boy, if your hubby is calling you captivating and radiant then WHO CARES WHAT THAT MAGAZINE SAYS!!