Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mermaid or Whale?

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.

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn)

 How often do we tell ourselves that we are fat or ugly? Or if you don't say that about yourself, how about that woman in the store. Do you think to yourself, "At least I'm not that big!" ?
 Or even the other way, "Ew, look how skinny she is!"

 How about for at least October, since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, don't say anything negative about yourself or any other woman. When those thoughts pop into your head, quickly purge them.
Let's use this month to fall in love with our bodies, and see the positives in others.
I don't care if you are 70 or 700 lbs. Everyday, find something new to love about your body.

          I like the color of my eyes. I'm not sure what color they are really.. greenish, blueish, but not brown, I really have no idea... but I like them.

Wishing you happy and healthy body image!