Not so long ago, and with no names named (other than mine), I had a discussion with someone over legs. Yes . . . legs. You see, this someone was concerned over their calves, they felt that their calves were too big and therefore unsightly and highly unattractive.
My response - "Well, at least you have two calves to complain about, I only have one!!"
LOOK! - Two calves!
The body. My body. Your body. All different, all capable of many different and amazing things - big calves or not! This is what I don't particularly GET about our world at the moment, this focus on THE PERFECT BODY. When shouldn't we just be content, happy, and GRATEFUL that we have our bodies, that we are ALIVE?!?
Instead of focusing on what is "wrong" with our bodies, we should celebrate our shape, our size, our skin, our souls! Nourish what we have, appreciate what we have, and grow with what we have.
In my case I have learnt to appreciate my stumpy right arm and my shortened right leg . . . HEY! Who else is able to carry their dinner plate on their elbow while simultaneously carrying a drink in their left hand?? BUT, it is what I have done and do with my body that makes me hold such gratitude for it - problem solve physical activity issues i.e., mobility, attend mainstream schools, ELITE ATHLETE ANYONE!!!!, drive a car, attend university, move overseas, start my own business. All of these have involved being able to look after and "love" the body that I have.
Really guys and gals, don't hate what you have! Don't look in mirror with a negative eye and criticise your (very normal) lumps and bumps.
I am on a gratitude crusade at the moment - the best thing to be thankful for from the moment you wake up to the time you fall asleep, YOUR BODY!! It's why your here peeps! So if I hear anyone bemoaning their "fat" calves, look out - I will find you and tell you how it REALLY IS!!
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright