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This past Saturday, I visited Rowena’s store, Accents by Josie, in downtown St Petersburg. The store sells boutique clothing and some home interior items and I always enjoy checking out their new inventory.
In the very back is a long mirror mounted on the wall which reaches from the floor up to the ceiling. It’s beautifully adorned and would be an awesome addition to anyone who has a home with high ceilings.
The unique thing about this mirror is it’s disportionate reflection of it’s subjects. As you stand there, your full-length view casts a facade to make you look incredibly and porportionately thin. It’s wonderful and is a good boost to anyone’s esteem who needs to view themselves a little “lighter” around the middle.
As I stood there, admiring my thin little self, I started humming, “I feel pretty… oh so pretty”. It was so automatic that I didn’t even realize I was humming this song for the first few lines. Once I realized the tune, I said out loud, “look at me…I’m so pretty!” then started laughing.
So, here’s my question..
Does Pretty equate to Thin?
Are all the thin people beautiful and chubby people are not beautiful?
Who made up this rule?
Don’t get me wrong. I think we should take care of ourselves and do what we can to live as long as possible by exercising and making educated choices in our diet plans.
but I hope that we never forget how important to find beauty in everyone, including ourselves, regardless of size and beauty.
Psalms 139 reads…
Even in my mother’s womb you were there. You created my inmost being and knit me together and called me by name.I encourage everyone to wake up every morning with a song in their heart and words in their mouth as they leave home to face their world…
I praise you Oh God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
and it’s a good thing!