Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fat Stomach? Where?

I always thought I had a fat stomach.  It bothered me.  I wanted a flat stomach.  I exercised, tried pulling it in.  Didn't work.  That fat stomach was always in the way.

Recently I found some pictures of myself and looked at them in amazement. Where was that fat stomach that always bothered me? Where was it? What happened?  Or was it never there at all?  I don't understand.  





What else about myself bothers me? Can I finally accept all of myself? At 80 it's about time.  I wished that I knew then what I know now.  I could have appreciated myself so much more then. What a difference it would have made in my life.  But I'm not going to look back.  Instead I love myself - body, mind and spirit :)

We sure do a number on ourselves don't we?  What is it you criticize yourself for or want to change?
Let's talk.

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

This is great, Jean! So many people are so critical of themselves. It's easy to find flaws in ourselves when we look for them, isn't it? Awesome post! :)

The Tarot Lady said...

I think so many of us are critical of ourselves. Then, upon later reflection, we realize we weren't so bad after all. Why does it take time to gain that perspective? If only we could love ourselves as we are, right now!

Jean Puhlman said...

Thank you Lorraine and Tarot lady. Maybe more blog posts like this could help. Hopefully.

Thank you for reading and responding :)