When I was in my late teens I had the priviledge of working as a live-aboard nanny on a sailboat for a family with two daughters. While I learned sooo very much from this intense and wonderful experience, there are a few golden nuggets of wisdom that the mom of the family passed on to me that have been with me and served me well over the years. Sometimes the nuggets arrived in the form of a story but most often they were shared by her selfless and loving example, simply by how this beautiful woman did life and love and communication.
As I was folding laundry this morning I remembered a story that she shared with me while we were sailing and it went something like this:
When she was single and her oldest daughter was quite young (something like 4 years old), she was driving with a girlfriend somewhere and they were casually lamenting the size of their arses, as ladies sometimes do. Now these were happy hippie single moms doing life in paradise and conscious about being purposeful parents, people, stewards of the planet, et cetera et cetera. They arrived wherever it was that they were going and everyone but her young daughter got out of the car. She poked her head back in the car and encouraged her daughter to get out. Her daughter refused. When her mom asked her why, the little girl's reply was: "My butt's too big."
So today I pass this story on to you as hopefully a nourishing morsel on the self-love diet. How absurd it is for a little girl to be paralyzed by the thought that her butt's too big. It's just as silly for big girls to hide too...
...AND I have YET to meet a man (of any orientation) that has EVER complained about too much ass. I promise. And I work with the public. A mostly male public. In a rather uninhibited environment.
I'm telling you ladies - MO is BETTA!
And loving what you got no matter what you got is the BEST.