Friday, May 21, 2010

One Special Little Girl!

Check out this little girl - she's happy with her life and she's happy with herself. I love it! Confidence 101. :)

12 comments:

Incredible Eating Anorexics said...

whoa! as lovely and cute as that is, how terrifyingly high up is she when its such a hard landing if she had fallen!

on a positive note, I hope she always feels that way as she grows up! And if she doesnt, she'll have to watch this on repeat til she does!

L x

luapimoan said...

Ha! I love it :) So cute...

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Incredible Eating Anorexic - I thought the same thing - my motherly instinct kicked right in when I saw her up there on the countertop! But I love the message.

Sia Jane said...

Fabulous! Reminds me of me when I was her age :P

Sia Jane said...

Love it! Reminds me, or me, at that age ;)

Kia said...

Before anorexia, I was just like that girl (even if not so cute...) ... I run, I sung, I wasn't afraid of the mirror... I lived...
It's terryfing to think how much anorexia has changed my life... and I let it happen...

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Kia - anorexia may have changed your life... and you may have let it... but that doesn't mean you can't get your life back. There is still plenty of life yet to be lived. :)

Veggie said...

As the song say, "we're all born innocent". But we grow up, and then problems come.
It's unfortunate, but in today's society, people have forgotten that it's what's inside a person that counts, not what's on the outside. We need to start loving and accepting each other for who we are, not what we look like.
If we learn to love and accept ourselves, we will also begin to love our bodies, no matter what size we are.
We have to focus on learning to love and accept ourselves. A little number on a scale and fitting into a smaller dress size will not make us happy. Happiness can only come from within.

Kia said...

Arielle - Maybe I can find a way to live from now on, but it won't be the life that I could live without anorexia. I haven't lost only weight... I've lost opportunities, experiences, chances... I've lost also a part of me... I've lost health... I have osteoporosis, and I will never be able to do agonistic sport as I did before anorexia... And because of anorexia, I will not be able to get pregnant, so I will never have a family... Nothing at all. And don't know if this one deserve to be called "life"...

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Kia - Don't sell yourself short. You have problems because of the anorexia, yes. So did/do I. You have lost opportunities and experiences, of course... but that doesn't mean there won't be new ones. Don't give up before you start. There is a lot of life left to be lived. Health can be regained in some respects. In others, you must simply go on from here. You may never be able to do the sport you once did, but that doesn't mean you can't find new things you are good at and love. You may not be able to get pregnant, but that doesn't mean you won't have a family! You can have children of your own without giving birth to them... not to mention, others can be family in many, many different ways. There are many kinds of mothers out there.

You DO have something. And if this life isn't what you'd like to call a life, you can make it what you want it to be. I promise.

imaginenamaste said...

That is so cute! I hope she still has that attitude!

Veggie said...

To Kia:

I am exactly in your same situation.
I can't do agonistic sport because of osteoporosis - and I know how much it hurts, as I was the leader of the karate team in my town - and I won't be able to have children.
But I think that life - real life, I mean - is so much more than just this. There are a lot of things you have to discorver and enjoy.
Try to find a positive take on life. Turn everything to something good, and it never looks quite so bad.
And don't think that if you'll be able to have children or you'll be able to do agonistic sport, your life will be perfect. Perfection doesn't exist.
Perfect LIFE = Perfect LIE !!