How often do we hear the cry... I am too fat or thin, short or tall, clever or dumb, blonde or brunette, my hair is too long or short, curly or straight.
Girls, embrace your body...it really is the most amazing thing you will ever have. The human body is fabulous and unique machine, it just keeps going year after year...no matter how we treat it...so we think! Especially when we are young!
I am coming to a time when I realise my energy levels are expendable! Now this is incomprehensible to me. To describe me as hyper-active in my younger days would be an understatement. My energy levels were un-expendable! I had energy to burn...and I burnt it from both ends! The sad thing is... half of it went into shifting the furniture every week...after 6 months of marriage my husband and step children were
than co-operative... difficult...refused to help me. Did that stop
me...Noooooooo...I just had to empty everything before I moved it as it was to
heavy...and that simply took longer!
Today I think 'WHAT' was I thinking! And...Who was I back then?
And yes... I spent years lamenting that I had big feet...I am 5.10, logic should tell me I would fall over if I had small feet!
And that I was too tall and stood out in a crowd...what was I thinking...height is a super advantage!
My hair 'always looks the same' was another song I sang...never did I realise how lucky I was to have strong healthy hair that looks manicured no matter what I do to it.
To make it even blacker...I am really into it tonight... a couple of years back I had a balance problem...and I was booked as MC for a 3 day Convention that was going to involve a lot of stress. What was my main stressor? That I would not be able to wear
heels, OK stilettos when presenting! A friend tactfully...untactfully told
me I should be grateful I had feet to put in my shoes.
Ummm that stopped me...momentarily! What happened you ask?... I wore flatties...a demeaning word in my language. And stepped into my heels when on stage. Why, why, why you may ask? I have been conditioned...Oh OK I conditioned myself...to believe that to be 'well dressed' and 'well presented' meant wearing heels.
Now I have also been through the 'bought a pair of earrings' and 'had to buy a dress to match' and the 'earrings and socks from high school still fit'...spare me please, I can hear you groaning!
OMG...what next...How many of us have beliefs that defy logic, that put us at risk, that show us we are not grateful for the magnificent body we have?
Oh dear...I am not finished yet! I have even thought my weight was a problem... I really am tall and slim...yet I have spent years worrying that I will become a 'fat old lady'.
Ok now...Are you all laughing at me?...Or thinking 'Yep, I know where she is coming from! Admit it... we girls do have this unrealistic thought pattern, fully supported and exploited by the media, parents, teachers, siblings, partners and friends that we need to be young, slim, beautiful and not a wrinkle in sight.
Everybody is beautiful, our aim is to be beautiful on the inside and the outside. A healthy woman is gorgeous no matter what her age. And dancing with life is a matter of choice...a rather good one I think!
Dancing with your feet is one thing...dancing with your heart is another! tha creates pure magic.
Take a moment to ponder and think about how you 'have' or 'have not' shown gratitude for the magnificent body you have?
I would love you to share your experiences!
Whatever your thoughts, embrace who you are, be grateful for your health and love your gorgeous body! I have decided mine is
pretty good, OK fabulous!