Smile at both the good and the not-so-good inside you. Embrace both. - Barbara Ann Kipfer
I wonder at times if some people don't believe this or misunderstand this quote.
I take it more therapeutically than anything else - probably because of my background.
I think it's very hard for a woman, or lets say Chatty, at times to like herself - to see the good in herself - that she has worth. It's so much easier to see the not so good in me and believe it more.
I had an abusive childhood which I have mentioned before. It's over - yet is it ever totally over? I made peace with my dad before he died and I loved him dearly - I don't think he did it on purpose to hurt me - I just think it was what it was. He hurt his first family, then he remarried and hurt his second - two generations of hurt and pain.
My point is not to discuss that just to give some history- to discuss the strength of women. My sister and I turned out to be so strong. We both love strongly. We're honest and open (okay sometimes too much). We're survivors. And I thank God for my (much) younger sister!!!!!!!!!!
So good things can come from bad things - you have to embrace and love the whole you. I spent years trying to learn to do that and I think for the most part I have - but you never can completely forget either, as much as you'd like too. A bit of it is always there with you - and that's the voice inside yourself telling you that you're bad. I've found when I fight it - it gets worse. So I do (try) to embrace it. Look at it. I'm not afraid of it anymore. It is a part of me and that's okay - there are a lot of good parts of me as well. I don't think you can possible have good without the bad or bad without the good. How would you know what they were without the opposite.
So what I am saying today - love all the parts of yourself. Embrace yourself.
So Chatty being honest today. I'm not saying abuse it okay. Abuse of any sort is NOT okay. Words hurt as much as a physical slap.
Happy Birthday to a strong woman: (wikipedaia)
Golda Meir known as Golda Meyerson from 1917–56) was the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel.
Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on 17 March 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third female to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Former prime minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people".
Did you know that she was born and educated in the United States and that she left here to live in Palestine?