Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Just a Thought...

This should have been my Monday, October 3, 2011 Post...
A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: 

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! " 
By: Delphine Fieberg  

My Personal Note:
We need to learn to love ourselves, no matter what our size or shape.  There are monsters that we should be fighting ( Cancers ).  Would I like to be thinner, Yes.  Would I like to be in better shape, Yes.  But you know what?!?  I don't think that my Family or Friends truly care. They would rather have me here, spending time with them doing things we love and not obsessing about having the "Perfect" body... Everyone has their own idea of what that is anyway...  I can not tell or convince someone what the "Perfect Body is".  The only thing that I would ask is, love your body no matter what shape, size or condition it is in.  I have friends that are praying just to see another sunrise, because cancer is ravaging their body.  They don't have the luxury of worrying about such trivial things, that so many of us stress over.  So just for today love the body you are in, and the life that you have.  

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