Friday, October 21, 2011


I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulation;
it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said No.
I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares,
and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said No.
You must grow your own;
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me.
God said....Ahhh, finally you have the idea.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn) Feel free to tag yourselves :)
Last comment: I'm not putting down thin people, being a thin woman myself (BMI of 22 maybe?) just saying that being large doesn't equate to being unattractive.