Happy friday everyone! This week has been quite uneventful for me. Like really nothing eventful took llace. This i am going to look at as a good thing :). This week’s story is centered around body image, well really self image. For some sad reason society seems to think that celebrities are exempt from having feelings or self-esteem issues. Despite being on display for the whole world to see and watch, yes they chose the spotlight but they are still human beings. I am horrible for watching the gossip shows, and reading the rag mags. It is out of pure curiosity of how the “otherside” lives. I try to keep judgments at bay. One of the most recent examples is Pink. Who is undoubtably gorgeous! Before she had her daughter she was very fit. Like on the cover of fitness magazine! Today she is more concerned about being a mom and loving herself as she is. She is by no means fat or even big in any way! She looks healthy and beautiful. Her response to the bullies was beautiful!
“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dead friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about my. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.” Pink via Twitter
This is the picture she spoke of. By people picking on her they in a way took away from the awareness she was trying to raise. It is so sad that these people think it is acceptable in any way to put another person down, let alone doing it on such a public platform. In my opinion it’s because society has made it so acceptable to do this with celebrities, that so many youth are being bullied on social media the way they are. It breaks my heart to hear about so many men and women, girls and boys, who are taking their lives over it. God has created each and everyone of us just as He wants us. We are all beautiful in His eyes. That’s not to say I haven’t or don’t suffer with self-esteem issues. Like many people I have had my share of body issues. A kind of funny only the Lord would do this story; I have always been very insecure of my front teeth. They are to big and the right one is a little crooked, it was very crooked. This of course is solely my opinion. So against the wishes of everyone around me I chose to get braces. They were painful and I couldn’t stand them, but I disliked my teeth more than I disliked them. After getting them off I was so excited! I finally had the teeth I’d always dreamed of! Well, the Lord had other things in mind for me. I had done all the things I was told to by the orthodontist yet my teeth were still going back sideways! Not quite as bad but sideways all the same. After crying about it and being more self conscience than ever it dawned on me. God was putting me back to the way He had intended me to be! The crooked teeth caused me to health issues what-so-ever, it was pure vanity. You see when God has a plan for you, even your appearance He makes it so! You are all beautiful and just as God intends you to be at this very moment! Embrace and love yourself and all others the way God embraces and loves you! You can find this story and many more like it here! I pray you all have a safe, fun God filled weekend! God bless!!