Sometimes people surprise you. Sometimes they disappoint you. But, sometimes, if you’re really lucky, they surprise you in wonderful, loving ways. Take today for instance. I had just finished posting on Facebook that I was about to start on a new diet regime, go back on Weight Watchers and try and lose some weight before I turn forty next year. A reply, posted by my cousin’s husband, popped up shortly after. It made me cry:
Geez , you are beautiful just the way you are. We don’t want you looking like Portia or Calista Flockhart. Wit and personality beats those skinny b$%*&’s any day. Let me tell you that you have more wit and personality than any person I know.
Also getting to forty should not be about counting points or worrying about how you look(which is amazing) but a celebration of what you have achieved. I should not need remind you but I will, you survived against all odds and have inspired more kinship and family in any person that I know. All I can say is f(?&@ weight watchers and just be you. I am sure that I speak on behalf of everyone, we love you for being you.
Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in feeling sorry for ourselves and focus on the wrong things – in my case, the little bit of weight I have put on and a general feeling of blah – and we forget that the people who love us love us for just being us. It’s a lesson I need to be reminded of (shame on me) and perhaps I would do well to just think about all the good things I do have in my life and not about the few extra pounds that have crept on over the last year or so. So to Tony, I say thank you. Feel free to kick my butt every now and then. 🙂