"It is the mind that makes the body" -- Sojourner Truth.
This makes sense to me. How about for you?
Further, I believe that if you are raised in a secure family where love and respect are second nature, your bearing and face may show testimony to your fortunate start in life. But truly, can we really look at a person and know that they have had a very difficult and challenging life ... yes, sometimes. But I've met people who've lived through horrible situations yet their face shows contentment and yet met others who have been raised with abundance and by loving families who bear a look of distress and sadness.
Sojourner Truth seemed to speak from ageless wisdom and experience. "It is the mind that makes the body” - so, it is not too late to adopt a more positive attitude - you know, a glass either half full or half empty outlook.
Perhaps if we exercise optimism more than negativity - look at the shiny side of the coin on occasion - maybe we can create a mind and outlook we can be proud of ... even adore.
I want to be a half full person who laughs and dreams in color. My mother was an optimist. I tend to be more positive than negative but there is much room for improvement. The choice is in our hands and opportunities for optimism and change toward contentment available - daily. I strive to embrace an attitude that will shape me on my Sojourn … and, that's the Truth.
Sojourner Truth was an amazing role model for our times. Please take a moment to read her story. http://www.sojournertruth.org/Library/Archive/LegacyOfFaith.htm