If Only I Were Prettier….
Forgive me if you feel I am overstating things when I say that most western women spend a good portion of their lives wishing they were different; prettier, skinner, wealthier, more of x and less of y…did I mention skinnier?
We have this deeply held belief that if we could just change that one (two, or 10) tiny little things about ourselves our lives would be easier.
Meet Eva Longoria,
Eva, Sienna and Liz are just three of the world’s most celebrated women – they are beautiful, wealthy, successful women. They have it all right? Along with their success and beauty, the other thing these woman all have in common is that they have all been cheated on by their partners (and now Liz, *ahem* I mean Elizabeth, is engaged to Shane Warne, the ultimate philanderer!)
We can spend ours lives wishing we were different and thinking that if we could change ourselves we’d be more lovable, more likeable, happier or whatever else it is that we dream of but it’s all a lie. Being skinny, being Hollywood beautiful, having the cash to spend a fortune on your home or yourself, won’t give you a perfect life – it wouldn’t even guarantee you a better one.
Stop wishing you were different, stop looking for the flaws, stop focusing on the bits you don’t like or that you think others won’t like.
It’s at this point I wish I had something really profound to say…but I don’t. I’d like to say that I’m ok with that because I’m ok with me – and mostly, that’s true but this post is a reminder to me as much as is to anyone else; I’m never going to be everything I’d like to be, but I can be a lot of things I’m very happy about. The only person who can decide that that’s enough – is me.
And the only person who can decide for you, is you. So what about it?
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