News Flash: Did you hear that a department store in Sweden introduced “normal size mannequins” instead of size 00? How exciting is that? Could this be the new normal? I was so excited when I heard this on the news. The latest rage in Sweden are these “real women” mannequins sizes 12 and 16. I couldn’t believe how fabulous they looked when I saw them. As excited as I was at the news, I heard some negative comments which is always the case when something new comes along. The comments included that they are “condoning obesity” which is certainly not the case. By the way, did you know that the average woman is a size 14? I don’t know about you but I’m tired of that skinny, scrawny, anorexic look. In my opinion those women look absolutely miserable. In my opinion they never look happy, do you agree? If you haven’t noticed, take a look and let me know what you think. I am not telling women to let themselves go and eat whatever they want but we have to learn to love ourselves and love the bodies that God blessed us with. With that being said, LOL, I discovered a Lower Belly Shaper at Rush Industries which is giving me just that little extra support I need after giving birth to four children. After all, no matter how many miles I run, or how many crunches I do, mother nature has taken a bit of a toll on my body. I bought a very cute Panty Girdle that gives me just that little bit of extra support I need under my pants or skirts. Besides being comfortable, it is sexy and very affordable. I also bought the Powernet Control Panty for days when I feel as if I need a bit more control in my butt as well as my thighs. Now that the mannequins are larger sizes, maybe I can apply for a job as a model… Hmmm, now that’s a thought…
Have you ever heard it said that love cures? I heard someone say that love cures those who give it and it cures those who receive it.
I’m not sure I believe it but a friend of mine who is battling cancer told me that this is what helped her through the challenges of her illness. She said love is no mystery, but its results are magical in many ways. It’s generally accepted by many people that a lot of illnesses are psychosomatic. Many of us often feel anxiously alone, abandoned, lonely, fearful, and unloved. As a result of these feelings we often express our need through our bodies. It is so sad that so many of us are so hindered. We have the power to change that if we are willing participants in a solution. The action one must take to achieve this is simple. The only requirement is the decision to act with favor toward one another. Try using your eyes and give a struggling person a loving look offering him or her the strength to try and try again and thus succeed with whatever their challenge may be. With no more effort than a genuinely warm glance, you can change the course of history today, tomorrow, always. She told me that she was so sick and was losing her will to live until two of her friends nursed her back to health. She said it was their love that nursed her back and she is now on the road to recovery.
She bought them Cancer Bracelets to show her gratitude for all the love they showered upon her. “What Cancer Cannot Do: corrode faith, shatter hope, destroy peace, silence courage, invade the soul, steal eternal life, conquer the spirit, cripple love, kill friendship, suppress memories.”
My advice for the day!
Take this great thought and dwell upon it: “We have nothing to fear in all the universe!” Did you know that you have the power of control through the wise use of your subconscious mind? Try sitting down quietly and think about a beautiful lake on top of a mountain; envision a still, quiet night. Imagine the surface of the quiet, placid lake and you will see the stars, moon and perhaps the nearby trees mirrored in the water. If there is a disturbance in the water, you won’t see the stars or the moon. Try to quiet your mind, relax and let go and think of peace and stillness
I lead a very busy life, work full time plus and am often filled with fear. When I get home at the end of a long day I often have a very difficult time quieting my mind and relaxing making my fears much more prominent. A friend of mine suggested I Buy Lavender Plants and plant them in my backyard. I took her advice and bought a Set of 10 For Only $44.98 from Rush Industries. I now have magnificent cascades of gorgeous richly French lavender that takes my breath away.
Back to the above great thought… I began doing some visual imagery with my lavender and I have finally achieved the peace and stillness I have always sought but was never able to obtain. In fact, there is a body of water adjacent to my backyard and I see the cascades of lavender in the stillness of the water when dusk arrives. In addition to the mirrored waters of my mind, I have the advantage of calming my mind through my beautiful garden. I have finally learned that if my mind is too busy or there is something that is bothering me, I won’t see the beauty of the world and will go back to a place of fear. My visual imagery is my saving grace thanks to my lavender…I no longer live in fear!