Getting Some Music Lessons
A drummer tired of being ridiculed by his peers decided to learn how to play some “real” musical instruments.
He went to the music store, walked in, approached the store clerk and said, I’ll take that red trumpet over there and that accordion.”
The store clerk looked at him a bit funny, and replied, “Okay, you can have the fire extinguisher, but the radiator’s got to stay.” Author unknown
I must confess I have been on a controlled eating and dieting plan for the last few month with disappointing results. The exercise program I picked has me swinging and jumping to the beat of, “Country Heat.” Didn’t help much either. I’m sure if I did the routine every day like I was supposed to, I would be in better shape.
I received a wonderful Fitbit and am wearing it faithfully, only to find out I don’t walk enough (Really?) and my sleep patterns are off. Every night I give myself a scolding and feel guilty I haven’t done better. Who new 10,000 steps was the magic Number. I thought I walked a lot every day????
I have been reflecting on my diet and exercise hysteria and how I am driving myself nuts, as well as everyone else. Is it insecurity, or the feeling of not measuring up? Who says what is beautiful, acceptable and lovely anyway?
With the constant barrage of the media, celebrities, and fashion magazines our self-esteem can erode fast. I just read that a poll By Dr. Raj Persuad a Psychiatrist, said looking at magazines for 60 minutes lowers the self-esteem of young women by 80%. Astonishing.
I started to wonder why I even buy magazines knowing the reality we see is the perfecting imagery of a Photoshop expert and illusions of technical imagery. After all if they can make a one-hundred year old woman look 24 again, they can do anything!
All this stress and wanting perfection, I know it is only vanity. In my heart I wanted to feel acceptable and secure in how I looked. Instead of being grateful, I get all caught up in the physical instead of relying on the one who knows me best. I forgot how much He loves, I am already special and perfect in His eyes.©
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
We Are Love by God!
Thank you, dear friends, for spending your time with me.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to all.
Do you find your getting discouraged too? What self talk do you do?