November 17, 2013 Leave a comment
I have always been overweight. My weight has never defined who I am or what I could or could not do in life. I feel very fortunate to be a very confident person who doesn’t find my weight shameful. Not everyone feels the same way however and sometimes I am still shocked by the things that can come out of a mouth, even from those close to us.
As a parent I want my children to love their bodies and see themselves as the precious people they are – regardless of what their packaging is. My own parents did such an amazing job at this. I know my daughters love me – and my size. I am their squishy place to curl up into. I am warm to snuggle with and my arms make them feel safe. My children think I am beautiful, and you know what – they are right!
Over the years here is what I know about weight:
1. Your weight has no bearing on how much rhythm you have.
2. Talking about people’s weight like it’s a burden on them is NOT okay.
3. No one who is overweight wants or needs your sympathy.
4. If you choose to discuss people s weight in public, you run the risk of being offensive to someone.
5. Your weight has no bearing on the quality of person you are.
6. Your weight does not determine the love you can give or receive in your lifetime.