Saturday, February 28, 2009

Women You Admire

Describe a different woman you admire and what you like about her every day for a week. At the end of the week, notice the different body types of these seven women (if you are really busy just pick at least 3 women). See if the women you picked have a variety of body sizes and shapes, or if they were similar in appearance. What does this information tell you?

Can you see these women as a whole person, not just a woman who weighs a certain amount? Would you love any of them more or any less if her body size was different? Probably not. Whenever you get the urge to berate yourself by wishing you were thinner, ask yourself, "Would you love so and so more if she weighed ten pounds less?" Of course you wouldn't. Your weight should be as irrelevant to you as your friend's weight.

(From SomeBody to Love by Leslea Newman)


Tristi Pinkston said...

One of the women I admire the most is quite heavy, and isn't very attractive facially, either, but her heart is so genuine and kind, and she has so much integrity, that you forget what she looks like and just appreciate the beauty of who she is inside.

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

Thank you Tristi, I appreciate your comment. Absolutely this is how we should look at people, from their inside beauty and integrity.
Thank you.