It Matters Not
Thinking about how this year is going too fast. Wondering if there is a way to slow down time? About our next adventure. Europe possibly? And about how much I’d love a hairless cat.
I’ve also been thinking about something I said a few weeks ago.
“I feel slightly self-conscious filming my videos. As you can see I’m NOT fat but I’m not as lean as I was. People can be really harsh and it makes me nervous especially on YouTube although I haven’t had anyone say anything mean yet.”
Last week, I saw this t-shirt at Disney Hollywood Studios. Here is the complete quote from the Star Wars movie.
“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.” – Yoda
“Luminous beings are we”, indeed. We are so much more than our bodies.
I don’t want to care about what others may or may not think, be it positive or negative, about my body. I want to say “this is my body” and own it.
I’m not the strongest. I’m not the leanest. I’m not the fittest. I’m not the most beautiful. I’m not the curviest. I’m not the _____.
But I am ME. I, alone, can be me.
Me. A woman created in the image of God and that is enough. Yes,
the Force God is my ally and what a powerful ally I have in this sometimes unfriendly galaxy.
So to those who may judge me on my size.
It matters not.
May the Force be with you.
Hugs and High Fives,
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