“Do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”
This was the headline on a poster that appeared in the window of a gym in a large city in France. The poster featured a young, thin and tan woman.
One middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posted by the gym. She wrote:
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 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 psychoanalysts due to an 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.
I share this story for those of you who still believe you won’t deserve your Soulmate until you lose a certain amount of weight or change some part of your physical appearance. Your Soulmate is searching for a real person with real love to share not some half-starved, insecure, specimen of Madison Avenue’s standard of perfection. Stop hiding out behind your excuses (or over-indulgence in junk food) and commit today to loving yourself enough to magnetize your Soulmate to you.
Now, more than ever, Planet Earth needs your love – the blissful love of self-loving, self-nurturing singles as well as happy couples beaming more love to everyone and everything around them. Stop depriving the world of your love and join the whales.