There are so many things that can inspire us to have a great day.
Sometimes you just have to take off the blinders and open your eyes.
Here are things that have helped to open mine.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Mermaid or Whale?
I need to thank my friend Kelly for posting this on Facebook. I happened to see it this morning, needing to see it more than I realized. Yes I am struggling in my weight loss journey, but I will push on through this period of troubles, and be better for it.
Thanks again Kelly for posting that which I needed most.
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 ?! "
Kat @ Inspiration CAN be Found Everywhere