Knowing that the person you call love will cry herself to sleep because of you?
I’ve had people bash me all my life. Whether it was intentionally, unintentionally, meant as a joke, or bluntly stating facts, I’ve been hurt or criticized and probably judged more than a couple of times in my life. This is not a pity party. It’s the cause to a road of self-inflicted happiness.
No matter how hard we try, society denies beauty of many forms because of their standards. But instead of blaming it all on them, I formed a compromise in my head as to what society wants and what my body needs. For example, weight. Society thinks that a Coke bottle body is perfection. On the other hand, our bodies need to maintain a certain weight which allows us to be healthy. Thus, we find a better solution and a better motivator. I’ve been trying to lose weight not because of what society dictates but what may be called healthy. I came from that stage though, of thinking that I should allow the perception of others to dictate what my patterns would be. You start to rely your happiness on others and their opinions.
Self-inflicted happiness is fulfilling. So much positivity and so much will is drawn from it. It’s amazing how a few words from the people you love most push you to love yourself even more and to feel beautiful because of them and their belief in you. :)
Happy holidays everyone! Here’s to a healthier 2012!