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You deserve love, all of you

I just read the most horrific, disgusting, and saddening article entitled “Why Fat Girls Don’t Deserve to be Loved” I thought about posting the link here so people could see for themselves the vitriol this man is spewing, but I refuse to give this drooling troll any more traffic to this shameful article.

I know body type discussions can be a hot topic. Everyone has their preferences and that’s everyone’s right. But to say any human doesn’t deserve love due to a physical trait, especially something as random as a number on a scale (be it a high number or a low) is beyond comprehension to me.

My weight fluctuates a lot. Some months I’m up, some months I’m down. Does that mean that in March I deserve love and in February I don’t? Not only is this logic outright insane, it’s just cruel.

I could go on and on about the details from the article, refuting them one by one but I won’t because it just makes me sad and I don’t want to drag myself or anyone else down.

The point I want to make is simply this; Regardless of your personal preferences, please don’t forget we are all humans and all humans deserve love (with the possible exception of the awful person who wrote that article, but I’m going to let Karma work that one out).

If You’re Happy and You Know it…..

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So,

I’m sitting here in the bed with my laptop (I know, bad habit) and something huge just dawned on me. I’m happy. This may not seem like a huge thing to acknowledge but for me it is. I think I’ve always either not noticed because of whatever challenge is consuming me at the moment or been afraid to admit it for fear it will go away. But today I’m here to say it out loud…”I’m happy!”

Another thing that dawned on me is that I don’t usually blog when I am happy. I tend to turn to it when I’m down or full of angst. This can’t be fun for you. Today I change that. Today there will be no complaints about being bipolar, none about work, or my body image. Nothing. I feel so free today and instead of obsessing over how long this will last or whether the other shoe is going to drop I’m just going to enjoy this moment. A moment of peace and lightness; optimism and gratefulness. Thank you universe and thank you all who support me on my less enlightened days.