I woke up today feeling like Stay Puft Mashmellow after living off a diet of candy corn and fun sized Snickers bars for the past few days. My mind went all Floyd Mayweather and started beating myself up at all the ways I'm failing in life. Rushed in the waves of incompetence - "stop eating ya heffa" (my innner voice sounds like Nene Leakes) or "you should probably work out twice a day with those hips" or "you look like fat slob kabob."
If this were a dialogue I watched on The Real Housewives of Atlanta I'd be thinking how mean these women are and how embarrassing it is that they'd say that to someone.
But I was saying it to myself....
This wasn't a dramatic throw down on a reality show - these are my thoughts about my body and myself. How mean! So I'm writing this as an homage to all my sista girls or any human being for that matter that are so hard on themselves they don't even realize they're doing it. We compare ourselves to others; we try to please the world or those around us by fitting into a mold of what others think we should be. But as Theodore Roosevelt said:
"Comparison is the thief of joy"
This blog is about celebrating and have so much to be thankful for. We are healthy and loved and talented in our own special ways. So today I vow to let these negative thoughts pass and celebrate who I am - a mini-Snickers eating, fun loving, happy person.
Be kinder to yourself today and everyday because you are worthy and lovely!
I was inspired for the name of the blog article by a song called Cup of Tea by Kacey Musgraves. If you haven't heard it, give your ears a lyrical snack here: Cup of Tea by Kacey Musgraves.