I remember being in my early twenties sitting in my beat-up Nissan right in the peak of traffic hour. I had no air conditioning. The music was not on. I think the only people who owned cell phones back then were doctors and dentists. It was so hot that my palms were sweaty and slippery against the hot steering wheel. The unforgiving heat from the cars all around me felt suffocating. This was an ordinary day and I was just on my way home from work. I would not have remembered it other than the fact that I had an extraordinary experience sitting there being very ordinary.
Suddenly, I just felt plain loved. I felt grateful for being me, for every hardship I had ever endured, for every fear I had, for every imperfection that made me unique. In the midst of all that traffic while people were honking and rushing home from work, I was sitting there smiling like an idiot. I had never felt so appreciative of that moment.
This week’s top posts like Weightless’s blog on body image and Mindfulness & Psychotherapy’s post on the now, remind me of the importance of being open. It puts me back to that place where I didn’t need to accomplish great things to deserve great love or be perfect to feel worthy. We really must thank our awesome bloggers every week for not just educating and informing us, but for inspiring us to live better lives. Thanks guys!
(Weightless) – It was Weightless blogger Margarita Tartakovsky’s twenty-eighth birthday last week. How did she celebrate it? By sharing the 28 life-changing and inspiring lessons she’s learned about body image and self-acceptance. It’s a true gift to us really.
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