Do you like how you look?

Do you like how you look?
For most people the answer is a very demonstrative “NO!” For some others, the best they can offer is an “It’s okay”. For a tiny group, it’s a very “Of course!” Wherever you fit on this spectrum is fine because wherever you want to go or whatever you want to do, the body you have is fine. Disagree? Of course you do. We have been told ad infinitum that we have to have a perfect body. For what? I don’t have to leap tall buildings in a single bound and neither do you.

How much you love, how much you help, how often you are there for others is what matters. Do you like how you look? It doesn’t matter! Do you remember your grandmother’s love or her state of physical fitness?Did your grandfather have a six pack (under his shirt not in a paper sack)? Did your favorite, most influential teacher have flawless skin and perfect hair? Did it matter at all what the people you love and revere looked like? Did the body shape of any historical figure matter to the good they accomplished? Are the holy ones remembered for the shape of their bodies or how they shaped their lives and the lives of others? Guess what? It doesn’t matter to anyone else what you look like. It only matters how much you love and how much you care.

Do you like how you look? It doesn’t matter! Do the best with what you have in the shortest amount of time and spend the rest of the time making life better for everyone you love. Is someone criticising how you look? Pity them for their blindness and shallowness. Look inside and if there are changes that need to be made, start but don’t criticize yourself along the way or you’ll be as blind and as shallow as the ones who criticize you.

When you are taking your last breath everyone will reflect on your love and not your abs. Strengthen the one that matters.

(C) 2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


One Response to “Do you like how you look?”

  1. kominek Says:

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