Weekend Wonderings

You might have already seen this. You probably have in fact. I am notoriously bad at seeing things that have gone viral and only tend to pick up on them after all the hype has passed.

This popped up in my news feed last week:

 

 

I’d been seeing it pop up for a while and I knew there must have been something different about it, because it just sounded like the front of every woman’s magazine I’d ever seen, so why on earth is it getting linked to all over the place?

So I clicked. And if you haven’t yet, you might like to now.

It’s a brilliant piece on remembering to be happy right now, and not believing that (as the magazines will try to tell you) happiness will only come when you are thinner/have better sex/have nicer clothes. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one of us that’s been sucked in by a magazine cover promising me future happiness beyond my wildest dreams. This is a great reminder of what really makes you happy.

Happy weekend readers.

 

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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  1. Posted October 12, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much! The title always put me off reading it but it made me so happy to read. The whole thing I’ve had of trying to be more “true” has been a lot of those things. It’s been being happy in the now, going all in, doing stuff I want to do and not letting that externally imposed internal narrative stop me, it’s also been not apologising for my entire existence when something goes wrong (that one came up recently when a cleaner I booked for my friend who had just had a baby was late after not showing up the previous time, I got all grovelly and then looked at myself and thought “who benefits from this?” I’m sorry this situation is happening but why am I taking personal responsibility? If anything this takes away from me and my friend, in going to stop. Now. Give a quick apology for this behaviour and then get on with fixing the problem). So basically though I still need to read this every day doing these things is what is making me feel that the big disconnect between me and the world, and me and me is falling away. It’s seriously liberating. I get moany sometimes because of hormones or a pile of things going wrong at once but more and more under the petty bad stuff I feel like life is essentially good and that is amazing.

    I’m always working on it. The narrative we get is that we’re not good enough and need stuff to make us happy but I reckon pieces like this and places like AOW help us remember that we can be enough already and for that I am grateful.

  2. Posted October 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    finally got round to reading this, its great. thanks for sharing
    Lauren

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