Recently at the beach with her family, Kirsten Bosly, of Perth, Australia wasn’t enjoying the fun on the beach with her loved ones, she felt incredibly awkward in herself. She was embarrassed and shameful about the way she looked in her bathing suit, it was a plus size and it was making her feel very stressed!
After thinking about it for many hours though, all those people at the beach looking at her, in her plus size bathing suit, she had a moment of clarity that changed her life…
Her words are now traveling far and wide online…
That very second that they returned to her home she jumped on the computer and shared her brilliant thought…
“Today marks a new beginning for me. For most of my life, I have hated my body. Despised it. Loathed it. Resented it. Wanted so very much for it to change; for it to be smaller, thinner… less ‘fat.’ “
“I’ve used it and abused it. I’ve blamed it for a lot of things. I’ve been terribly ashamed of its wobbles and dimples; like somehow they are the measure of who I am.”
“I recently read a meme that said something along the lines of ‘be in pictures with your kids because when you’re gone, the pictures will be all they have left’ and it struck a nerve. I’ve avoided pictures most of the time as I disliked how I looked at them.”
“Not anymore! The truth is, I’m tired of being ashamed of my body; it’s done nothing but support me for 41 years… So today I let go.”
“I let go of the hatred and resentment of this body of mine and chose to enjoy it for what it is; my body. I asked The Pants to take this photo so the kids will remember us enjoying this day together, cellulite and all.”
“No cover-up. No board shorts. No ‘modesty’ towel. No filters. Just us. And you know what? I’m not ashamed. Really. I look at this photo and all I can see is how happy we are and that’s awesome.”
“I finally feel free and it feels awesome!”
It was this incredible moment of clarity that brought these thoughts to her life-changing though about how she would deal with the situation and enjoy that really precious time with her family.
She knows deep down that there really is no reason to worry about what other people think about her, and why even think or stress about it?
In a very touching and emotional email to the today show Kirsten opened up a bit more about how her amazing realization came about:
“I was standing on the beach, stressing out about it, and just had a moment of clarity when I realized the only person judging me in that moment was me.”
“Nobody was paying me any attention and the only thing stopping me from just letting go and embracing myself fully was a bag full of hang-ups that I had created and chosen to carry around.”
“Everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin and get to enjoy the special time spent with their loved ones!”
Kirsten is now very hopeful that her positive and body-conscious realizations will also help others in the sale situation too, to be released and free and able to enjoy their life better and happier.
We all deserve happiness don’t you think?
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