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Weekend Quote: Contentment

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I love quotes. There’s just something about little nuggets of wisdom that many can relate to on a very basic level. It’s why I started doing the weekend quote feature on the site.

This weekend I’ve been reflecting.

I am happy. I am calm. I am grateful. I feel… completely… content.

Comfortable in my skin.

me.

I peak in the kid’s room and see this…

I get out of the shower and see this..

I smile.

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.

Sally Field said that and I can relate. It’s taken me a long time to get to this place. This place of peace. This place of happiness. This place where I know I am good enough no matter my weight or pants size, regardless of what people have told me.

I hope you all have a wonderful WONDERFUL Saturday. Tonight’s poker. Tomorrow the gym. Weekends are the bomb! :)



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    Sana

    November 7, 2009

    Your post gave me the warm and fuzzies :)!

    Diana

    November 7, 2009

    Awesome post. I’m getting to that point and it’s the best feeling in the world. :)

    Heather

    November 7, 2009

    Roni,
    Seriously…Thanks so much for the inspiration! How nice to stop and appreciate and truly give thanks for what we have and how far we’ve come.
    Many Blessings!

    Hil

    November 7, 2009

    Beautiful post. That quote is really powerful. I’ve been musing about much the same thing this weekend–how long it took me to assess myself based on my own terms and not some externally imposed idea of what I should look like or who I should be.

    theskinnyplate

    November 7, 2009

    So cute. Small things in life are very enjoyable. =)

    Christina

    November 7, 2009

    Awesome post. Thank you!! I hope the rest of your weekend is just as awesome :)

    missyleone

    November 7, 2009

    I love this. The post you linked to totally resonates with me. Really.

    I am absolutely not where you are but I’m inspired. I hope that someday, I can have that same ability to step back and look at myself, as myself, not from someone else’s perspective.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    November 7, 2009

    It is so had not to judge ourselves by others views. But I am slowly working on this. I really like being me for me more than for others but it will be a long process.

    christina

    November 7, 2009

    Just saw you on CNN – way to go Roni!

    Paula

    November 7, 2009

    Love it Roni! You are a wise woman! :)

    Karen

    November 7, 2009

    FRONT PAGE ON CNN.COM TODAY!!!!

    Congratulations!

    Wildcat Kate

    November 7, 2009

    My older sister directed me here, and I have to say, the inspiration I found is welcomed and refreshing. I am one who let’s other people’s judgments get the better of me. Yet, reading this, I am reminded of what is good about me. Have a wonderful weekend yourself :) I wish you the best.

    Joplin

    November 7, 2009

    I am soo happy for you, becaue I KNOW how difficult it is to reach the palce where you are at. I am still sreaching for it. With infertility issues that is not easy. Those photographs of the kid made me smile, I hope someday I will have it.

    Tiffany

    November 8, 2009

    Roni- turn your scale over and see if it is in the kg setting instead of pounds :)

    Jennifer

    November 8, 2009

    Ummm….imagine my surprise when I logged on my computer and I have CNN as my home page and saw you on the front page!!

    Congrats!!! That was a great article they ran about you!!

    My kids were right next to me and I said, that’s the woman I sat next to at lunch in Chicago!!!

    Very exciting Roni

    roni

    November 9, 2009

    Tiffany – It totally WAS! LMAO How the heck did that happen?!? :)

    Tabby

    November 12, 2009

    I love your comment. It says it all!