My story continues……………………………
So my pot belly is still protruding, and men are still staring, my girlfriends are still advising and I still admire my sister’s flat tummy.
However, I am still who I am. I made a conscious decision to divert people’s attention to my strong points.
See for a very long time, I have been beating myself up for having a pot belly, I beat myself up so much that I forgot about my perfect smile, gorgeous eyes and attractive legs. (This is not self imposed)
Since my youngest memory, I remembered people around me complementing my smile, they said my eyes were small, watery and looked child innocent (I have never understood the meaning of that, but I know that’s a complement)
Even as I grew older, I noticed that even as the men got obstructed by my pot belly, they loved to see me smile (this includes my father).
Something about my smile made the world a better place. something about my strong but innocent stare made people give me attention and take me more seriously. I realized, that my world does not rotate around my pot belly.
Even as a rambled about it, I realized I had a strength of my own. A strength that made me a better woman, more confident and more happy.
I woke up one morning, and realized, as I struggled to archive an almost impossible mission of loosing my pot belly, I could play dress up (like the lady I am) and divert everyone’s attention to the great things that i am.
I started to note the complements from the men I fancied, ‘you have beautiful legs’ they said, ‘your smile is infectious’ they added, ‘its like you see right through me’ they continued.
there came my realization, I was stronger that I thought, I was more beautiful than I thought, and I had something to offer. now this impressed me even more, “you have a wonderful personality, everyone loves you’ who wouldnt want to hear that?
So I set out on a mission to love myself, to interact freely, to dress my body and to be a happier human being.
Today I walk into any office I feel like, I go to any party am invited to, I rock my friend’s weddings and I am even blogging about my pot belly.
I realized my strengths.
My point is, as you dwell on your weaknesses, you easily forget your strengths.
In my affiliate Holy book, it is written, count your blessings one by one, and you will be amazed at what the Lord has done.
today, stop looking at your weaknesses,and focus on your strengths, you will be amazed at what you can become, or how much you can love yourself.
What is your strength?