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I don’t believe in coincidences, I think everything that is meant to happen, happens at the exactly the right time and place.

I spent a great weekend with my friends. While we talked about life, kids, parents, and everything else, somehow our conversation began and ended on the subject of weight. One of my friends declared that our society is off by twenty pounds. She proclaimed that she will no longer adhere to the “industry standards” (in her mind size 6) and she will live her life embracing her body and love-handles. We all applauded her for her statement, but did we believe that she will actually embrace her body and the extra pounds?  

When I opened my email this morning, I found a message from my mom. The headline said: “Well Said“, then she wrote “YANA READ THIS TWICE“.

I didn’t always listen to my mother when I was younger, and I’ve learned my lesson. My mom is always right, so when I read this, I thought to myself, I need to share it with you my friends, and then I read it again...mom is right as always....

Recently, in large French city, 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, they 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 Barren 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?  Therefore they don't have kids either.

            Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like

            a fish shop?

            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 coffee 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 bum in the mirror I will think,Good god, look how smart I

            am........

If after reading this you still want to be a mermaid.....girlfriend....we need to talk.

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