Thursday, January 6, 2011

we all have our choices...........

A friend shared this with me ........another little gem about perspective!

Whale or mermaid?

Recently, in a large city in France , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, "This summer,do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.

They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia,the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia .

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.

If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human?They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨

What will you choose today???? Have a terrific day!


Brittany said...

haha! That is great!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is priceless. Wow, I've become a lot smarter too the last couple of years. Love this post. Hugs, Marty

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh my gosh I so needed to see did you know.
I pick whale..trying to be my true self..i was a mermaid for a long time, now I am a whale and yeah it's ok.
thank you♥


Sally said...

Oh my - how funny. And true. And wise. Love it!

Holly said...

LOVE it. The cleverest thing I have read in awhile!

Debbie said...

I love this! Considering my size, I must be positively brilliant.

Plus, who wants to be a mermaid? They never wear bras, and I'm pretty sure fifty year old mermaid boobs sag just as much as the human kind. Who wants that scraping around on the floor of the ocean?

Not I.

Great post!!

karen said...

I love this. I Have to steal it and post it someplace. Thanks.

April said...

Loved this!!!

Melanie said...

So good. I would like to post this link to FB.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Ha Suzanne! This IS a good one! :) thanks for sharing.


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