Friday, March 11, 2011

What really matters. No, really really.

"Be Yourself. Who else is better qualified"
Frank J. Giblin II

Tension is who you think you should be,
Relaxation is who you are.
Chinese Proverb

I've had this huge epiphany this week in regards to who I am.

I am one of the millions of women who doesn't like the way she looks on the outside. I am constantly thinking about what I'm eating and how it is going to affect the scale...which I look at way.too.much. You will often find me having impromptu ridiculously crazy dance parties with my boys in order to burn a few calories. If you have a long conversation with me and body image or weight doesn't come up at some point, consider yourself one of the few.

I am also one of the millions of women who recognizes that there is a higher power, that there is a God, that there is life after death, that this time on earth is nothing in comparison to eternity.

So my epiphany? That all of this ridiculous vain worry about how big my butt looks in my jeans or the roll on my stomach when I sit down or the extra chin that shows up in many pictures is just that....ridiculous. Why? Because in the GIGANTIC scheme of things, none of it really matters. 

What matters is that I have strong arms to pick up my children.
That I have good eyesight to see the many many wonders of this life.
That I have good strong sturdy legs to carry me from place to place.
That I have these great chubby fingers and hands to cook and clean and play.
That all of these things hold something even more important, my soul. My beautiful soul.

And no matter how I look on the outside, what is on the inside is what really really matters. 

Thanks for reading about my epiphany (that I've had several times but always seem to forget I had it) Have a great Friday!


  1. Thank you so much for that, you had that epiphany for me too! Happy to have read it and I am also one of those women!

  2. true!

    I was told that some people are entitled to take up more space in this world. Not because their body needs it but their heart & soul does!

    You were made perfect.

    We all were.

    Accept it.

    You are one of the most beautiful people I know :)

    Your Mother-in-law :)

  3. For me, it is one thing to know this and another to feel it. I struggle with it too. I hope you are able to hold onto the belief and be happy. :) Found you on MMB

  4. Thank you so much for that, you had that epiphany for me too! Happy to have read it and I am also one of those women!


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