FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Hope your holidays are warm and delicious.
Wishing you much needed rest before New Years Eve.

Something funny happened this week.
My 18 year old nephew visiting from abroad
over 6' 4” in bare feet 
is an athlete on a team of young men who
on Christmas day created a contest
to see who can gain the most weight.
Yes you read that right.

He heaped portion after portion of Christmas dinner
and then weighed himself with glee.
Compared to that morning
he proudly and publicly shared
the kilos he'd gained.

My sister commented in amazement
"Can you imagine teenage girls ever doing this?"

Food for thought;
The very different relationship
females have with food, holiday feasts,
the dreaded scale, peer judgement
and how young we learn it.

Just wanted to share this unusual tale

and encourage you please do not fret
about any changes on your scale this season.

It's not who you are.
You are SO MUCH MORE than a number.

I celebrate 
YOU
and all your Beauty
every gorgeous inch,
each soft gentle roll 
and pearls of self-conscious moments.

I celebrate

YOU AS YOU ARE
and raise a toast to a future of
growing self-acceptance
more peace of mind
that begins with you
about you, for you,
loving you.

AS IS.


A MOST HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO YOUR WONDERFUL SELF!

 

by Laila Ghattas 


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