In early March of 2014 I had to have blepharoplasty surgery on my eyes. This is also known as an eye lift. Since starting Plexus I had lost so much weight, particularly in my face, that my eye lids were starting to droop over my eyes.
While the procedure was quick and simple, the bruising was dramatic. It looked like I had been in a bar fight. Two black eyes with stitches is not the best look in the world. My parents had stayed with the kids while my wife Leslie drove me to the surgery. They got to see me about 2 hours after the surgery so they got to see the bruising early. The next day the when my mother texted me asking how my eyes were doing, my only way of telling her was to show her with a selfie of my eyes.
What started as a way to convey my healing process has become something that we all look forward to every morning. We may not chat much every day. We may talk all day. But these selfies give us more of a connection. I started doing them for my mother so she wouldn’t worry about me as much. Now, they have become a morning pick me up for me as well.
If you know me, you know I don’t smile much in pictures. That is a bit of an understatement. Let me try that again. I simply don’t smile in pictures. I try to look as cheery as possible in these though. Some are goofy. Some are serious. Some are group shots of Leslie, all three kids and myself as we are heading out on the weekend. One is even of My Dad and I which I promptly sent to everyone in the group who happened to be standing within a few feet of me.
What started out as a unselfish act, has become so selfish I hope it never stops. The joy of sharing these morning selfies with my wife and parents truly brightens my day.
Scott Blanchett is a father of three. He spends his free time away from computers traveling and going to the zoo and beach with his family. His day job is a computer programmer for a credit union. He is also a NRA instructor. His other career includes Independent Plexus Ambassador for Plexus World Wide.