My eyes have recently opened to the amount of negativity that exists in our day to day lives. What happened to all the cheerleaders?
A friend of mine has been on a journey to health, nutrition and fitness for about 2 years now. This friend looks INCREDIBLE, she glows, she is living proof that when you put the right things in your body and exercise you really do look your best self. Her hair is healthy and her skin clear and fresh looking and yes she is slimmer than when she started but she is in noway in the “underweight” category. She looks healthy, fit and happy.
For some reason there are a few select people who in her day to day work life continually put her down. I have heard her balanced eating referred to as “OBSESSIVE” (it isn’t) and heard several people repeatedly tell her she’s too skinny (she isn’t). This poor woman who has worked so hard to be her best self endures daily hate, I just don’t get it.
I see it happen alot amongst my friends who are parents as well. There is hate for breastfeeding or formula feeding, for cosleeping or allowing your child to cry themselves to sleep….hate just everywhere, again I just don’t get it.
I guess I don’t get it because calling someone fat doesn’t make you thinner, referring to their eating plan as obsessive doesn’t make your eating plan any better, criticising someones parenting choices doesn’t make you a better parent. So at the end of the day all we are left with is jealousy or spite or hate or the thing I think fuels it all- insecurity.
Insecurity can make us do or say ridiculous things because somehow we feel somebody elses success makes us seem or feel more insignificant, which isn’t the case. Their success is just that theirs it has nothing to do with us so I propose that rather than HATE we CELEBRATE.
I am officially naming this You Go Girl (or Boy) week. When someone in your life (online or in person) does or says something that is a cause for celebration give them a positive reaction, a compliment, a gesture of support or a nice big You Go Girl!!
bring back the cheerleaders minus the short skirts my legs are still too pale from Winter.
Linking up with the amazing Jess at Essentially Jess because IBOT