I am finally ready to face it. The fact is, I look like Carol Burnett. I have tried to deny it all of these years, but I have come to realize that it is time to face this fact. (Nevermind that she is at least 20 years older than me.)
Unfortunately, I do not have Carol’s talents or her fame. I can’t sing or dance. But, I do have one thing in common with Carol. I love to make people smile and laugh.
I have been blessed over the years with wonderful friends, clients, and patients. I have learned much. One of the most valuable lessons that my friends have taught me is: It is OK to be “me.”
I have found that people “eat” themselves to death trying to be someone they are not. We often eat because of emotional baggage. One of the most frequent comments I hear is, “I feel guilty when I overeat.” (At this point, you probably think I am specifically talking about you. I am not. I have heard this same comment hundreds of times.)
I want to encourage you today. Accept yourself. You are not a bad person if you eat the wrong or too much stuff. You are an emotional person. Emotions are God created. It is OK to feel your emotions. It is good to start realizing your emotions should be “felt” and not “eaten.”
You are You and it is good to be You, no matter how much you eat or don’t eat. What you eat is not who you are.
On the other hand, I am Carol Burnett. I have to go now and see if I can find Harvey, Tim, and Vicky. (If you don’t know who these people are, you are too young to read this blog. Maybe Lindsay Lohan has one you would enjoy more.)