I thought I would continue on our topic of being the best version of ourselves and talk about why we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others.
It’s so easy to look at someone else and assume they have it all together. That things are just easier for them somehow. I know I’ve looked at other people and thought ,”Well if I just had her ______, life would be better.”
Let me give you an example. I’m 6ft. tall. I wear a size 12. I am not your average woman. But if I were to listen to what the world’s standards are on what I should weigh or what size I should be in clothes, I’d be starving myself to death trying to fit into “their” nice, little, conforming box. I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I was younger, fitter and childless, I, in my skinniest moment in time, could only get down to a size 9. And looking back, I didn’t look healthy. My size 12 is a short persons size 6 and that’s okay. AND because there’s so much of me it takes me 10lbs. to loose a pant size when most women it only takes 5. That could aggravate me (and it still does a bit) but it won’t change the fact that it’s true.
I used to hate being tall. I didn’t like being different. I WANTED to be in the nice, little, conforming box where all things were good. It took me years to gain the confidence I needed in order to accept myself the way I am. I am beautifully and uniquely made by God and He doesn’t make mistakes. I am this tall for a reason. It may be because my hubby loves himself a tall woman. It could be to help the little ol’ ladies at Wal-mart reach something on the top shelf. It could be because I like to eat and so I get to eat more than the shorter people. LOL! But make no mistake. Staying healthy takes work. I can’t just eat what I want and not exercise. I gain weight easily now that I’m almost 50.
Now why am I telling you all this? It’s because I want you to be happy with who you are. I don’t want you to look at someone else and think that they have it better than you just because they’re taller, shorter, skinnier, richer, prettier etc. Think about the talents you were given and how you use them to help others. Think about the kindness you can spread that reaches across physical boundaries. Be the best version of you!
Tell me in the comments one think you like about yourself.
Have a lovely day my people.