You may be laughing sarcastically, grimacing, or wincing in your chair in sure discomfort. And if you are one of those confident gals/guys who realizes and does appreciate what is miraculous about themselves then bravo to you. You can help encourage the rest of us.
My pal Franki Durbin blogging at The Winning Pitch wrote a post titled "Weighing on self esteem" where she talked about how the women in her family started to complain about things they didn't like about themselves after a Thanksgiving feast. Now, when a bunch of women are together after consuming a larger amount of food for the sake of festivity, the slant of conversation to our thunder thighs and love handles is not a stretch. In fact, it almost seems like a given. Are we that predictable?
Anyway, the inspiring point that Franki made is that she wasn't going to complain. She wasn't going to compare herself to the latest "IT" girl. She was going to appreciate what is marvelous about herself. We can all learn from Franki's example. Here are some things that are miraculous about being a woman:
- We contribute to the creation of another human being. Our bodies can host this growing life for 9 months, and then give birth. That is phenomenal!
- We can climb mountains, fight as soldiers, and do anything physical that men can do.
- We have the opportunities to become self made billionaires.
- We can make our voice heard on a world platform the day we start to blog.
- We can create businesses and empires.
- We can heal entire groups, nations, and ourselves.
- We can connect with another human being and make them feel like they are the most important person in the world.
- We can take our past full of pain and suffering, and use those experiences to help others heal and feel less alone.
- We can create beautiful art, music, and writings that withstand time.
- We can leave the world a better place than the way it was when we came in.
The list can go on, but isn't your imagination spinning now? Feeling good. Write down your list of what is miraculous about you, and keep it to remind you on those days when you start to forget.