Jan. 1st, 2008

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While I was over at [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct's place for New Year's Eve, I was flipping through a Reader's Digest at one point, glancing at an article about Diana, Princess of Wales. Thinking about this, combined with thinking about a post over at Shapely Prose, The Fantasy of Being Thin, made me reflect on life.

Interesting and relevant quote from the blog post )
Here was Diana - thin, beautiful, fashionable, incredibly rich, famous, adulated. And - unhappy. Profoundly unhappy.

And here is me - fat, unfashionable, well off but not rich, unknown. Our culture would say that Diana should have been happy - and that I couldn't possibly be.

But I am happy. Very happy indeed. Loved and cared for and content and happy. Happy with my life, with my family, with myself.

Oh, there are goals to work on, things to fix, things to keep improving - places to grow, certainly. But none of that makes me unhappy - it just gives me more to keep doing.

I'm doing better and better at remembering to be happy, remembering to look around and notice the happiness more, and just work on the difficult things in life without letting them stop the happy parts.

Xmas pics

Jan. 1st, 2008 08:50 pm
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Many Christmas pictures, with commentary
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