Shallow Hal


It is on one of the many movie channels and I watched it for the first time in a long time today. It is one of those movies that makes you laugh and think. And also makes me wish that there was a simple phrase that could be said to make everyone be kind and show just how beautiful on the inside they are.

I have been up and down that retched scale, I have been a size zero and I have been a size I prefer not to mention. But the reality is I am who I am. And no matter what that scale says or what the size on the label I may wear, I am still me.

And this is where I hope and pray that someday (sooner rather than later though) I will find that special guy who will love me for me. Thunder thighs and all! LOL I have known guys in the past that are similar to Shallow Hal and while they might have been nice and cute, that part of their personality was just plain ugly. I may not have seen it at the time but looking back, well, they do say love is blind.

While the boy never said anything negative about my outward beauty, I knew that he did like to be seen a certain way. I guess when you have some negative marks on your personality you feel like you need to make up for it somehow.

It is great that towards the end of the movie Hal gets it and realizes that true beauty is from within. He had been so busy running around trying to impress God only knows who and when he finally was blinded from outward appearances, he realized that looks may fade. The most important thing is having someone you can talk to, laugh with and be yourself, even when it might be a bit ugly.

I can be scary looking when I get up of a morning, hair going everywhere, but I can still laugh, smile and be kind. I can’t look fab every minute of everyday! And even coming out of surgery, while really out of it, hair everywhere and smacking my lips because I was so dang thirsty, I made my friends laugh. And that laughter goes a long way.

The movie was a great reminder that loving yourself and being true to who you are is important. I won’t shrug off the nice clothes or anything but I don’t let that rule my life. And I think anyone can see I have not missed a meal. I love good food and will pass it up because that would just be sad. At least the boy had no issues with feeding me! But I have to say I am not very grateful for the pounds I added on while eating his food.

So, the next time you think of passing judgment on how someone looks, be careful, you may miss out on an opportunity to get to know someone that is fantastic, smart, witty and full of life.

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