Easy on the heart – Part 2!
I thought I’d share this one that I wrote back in January again. I actually forgot all about it, but as I was working on the site tonight I came across it and it was so perfect! I made a new graphic for it because I love the quote by Kristin Granger so much and I didn’t feel like the old one did it justice.
But I’ve also added this one by Nayyirah Waheed which just knocks the wind out of me every time I read it. It’s so powerful! When you’re chronically ill, it takes a lot to become ‘friends’ with your body. If you have body image issues, same thing. I think I have gotten to the place where I love my body, because I don’t pay much
Anyway…this post is about external beauty vs. internal beauty….and this has certainly been topical for me the last few days.
Yesterday, for the first time in my entire life, I was actually ‘fat-shamed.’
And it was right here on Facebook too. I never thought I would encounter such a thing, but I have certainly put some weight on since starting Gratitude Addict as it has taken a lot of couch/laptop time (& Reese’s…see the blog for more dets on my ‘blog bod.’lol) I have been on the thinner side my whole life, so I’ve never had anything like that happen before so it was a bit shocking at first. But here’s a few thoughts:
1. I think I’m beautiful
2. See #1
I also know that for this person to feel like they need to do that, it’s THEIR issue…not mine.
Most importantly I know that to do such a thing requires an ugly heart….and to me, an ugly heart means an ugly person. It makes me sad for them.
So take a look at this blog post from back in January. I would love to hear your thoughts on internal vs. external beauty!
**Side note: About 15-20 of my friends reported the ‘fat-shaming’ post to Facebook as offensive. Each one of them received notes back saying that the post, although offensive, did not violate their “community standards.” As I was filling out a report of my own, I noticed in the section for reporting posts that they make such a big deal about not tolerating bullying on Facebook.
I’m very curious as to what constitutes bullying if ‘fat-shaming’ is not one of them. It’s not a wonder the girls today have such crappy body image issues if they are subjected to this.
I’m so sorry girls…I tried. And please know…no matter what ANYONE says…YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.