The other day I was reading a comment on our friend Hanlie’s blog post. The comment was “Fat & Happy. Whoa, an oxymoron if ever I heard one,” by Earthmother. Now I don’t know who Earthmother is but I feel like she is a close friend and we have so much in common. Earthmother, we need to go out and have a cup of coffee and chit chat for a bit. 🙂
It is possible to be fat and be happy, I am not going to argue that. There are so many happy fat people in this little ole world. There are also obnoxious fat people, whiney fat people, bitchy fat people, way to nice fat people and very funny fat people. Hey, there is a fat person to match every skinny person if you think about it. Maybe we are not so different afterall!
On talk shows I have seen many very beautiful, confident fat people who will flat out tell you “I am happy. I would not be thin over being fat because I am happy just the way that I am!” I really believe they are telling the truth. They are happy even though they are fat. However the one thing I have never heard any of them say is “I am happy BECAUSE I am fat!” No one in their freakin’ right mind is happy because they are fat! They are happy because they accept themselves, because they are confident, because they decide to look at the good over the bad. Not because being fat makes them happy. I am tempted next time I hear someone give their little BS story, to call them out. Really all they are telling you is they are happy.
Guess what everyone, I am freakin’ happy! I am happier than Charlie at the chocolate factory. Oh and by the way I am fat! One thing is for certain….I AM NOT HAPPY BECAUSE I AM FAT!
Okay enough of me and my little rant, but I am sure that Earthmother and I are not the only one’s that this annoy’s.
Much love from a Fat & Happy Shannon