We live in a time when we are judged on our physical aspect. You just have to switch on your tv, or go online, or even open a magazine and it is here: perfect teeth, perfect shape, perfect body…. ok… but what about those of us that aren’t that perfect? I mean, my teeth are not perfect (very bad orthodontist, years of pain to have my teeth straightened when I was a teenager for….. nothing, these last 5 years they went back to their old ways….. ), I am overweight (emotional weight, they call it, I gained a lot of weight during my daughter’s sickness), I have salt and pepper hair (and I am proud of it… nope, I won’t color them!). Thing is: does it make me less worthy ?
To me, there is more than my physical aspect. I take care of myself, I eat healthy for… my whole life, I stopped smoking, I don’t drink at all, I try to exercise, but I don’t feel the need to reach this « ideal » physical type, as I am not made out of this mold. Weirdly, my main focus was on being a good person. I try to care, to share, to help, to teach, to learn. To feel.
So lately, I try to adjust my soul and my body. Because they are the two side of who I am. And if I want to be full, I need to take care of both.
So here is your challenge:
One card a week 32
Quote: « You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. » Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Each thursday, I’ll give you a quote and a pattern to play with. You can use both, you can use only one of them, it’s up to you.
- You have till the next wednesday to make your card and share it with us in the facebook group (just ask to be added, and I will open the doors wide open to you )
- The goal of this challenge it just to offer yourself a time to have fun with pens and cards, to ponder on words, to enjoy a ME time. We tend to forget about ourselves so easily! And sharing is such a beautiful thing to experiment in our life!
And here is my card