Unfortunately, here it is...This little girl wanting to cut her tummy off because she does not look like the little girl in the picture. As an adult, I get we all feel this way; even the skinny girls who can't see it. What is scary is that we are raising our children to hate the bodies that God gave them.
This picture speaks volumes. Most importantly this picture is absolutely disgusting. It is disgusting because she is probably between the ages of 8-10 years old, and she has learned to hate her body. When I was 11 years old, I was very sick with asthma and I was on a high dose of steroids so I could breathe; that caused my hormones to work overtime. My breast were so big in 6th grade I hated them; I too wanted to cut them off.
This picture strikes a serious nerve for me because we are all guilty of not loving and be satisfied with our bodies. We are being taught to think that a skinny body without any kind of curve is beautiful. We are being judged by our body and not by who we truly are. WE NEED TO WAKE UP!!!
It's not just the little girls who feel this way about their bodies; it's the little boys too. We have got to start changing the way we think and see how beauty truly is. Beauty is not a size, it's not a hair color or eye color, it's not the color of your skin...beauty is inside of each and every one of us. How we are beautiful on the inside makes us beautiful on the outside. We need to stop looking at the shell and start looking at the kind of person we are and who we are raising.
I am so upset by this picture, mostly because I have not appreciated my own body until recent. We need to let our children know no matter what shape or size you are; YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! Most importantly YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT!!! Otherwise your kids with know you are not being honest. They will know you are being honest when you start accepting yourself and loving yourself.
Lets not do this to our kids...Lets not give them the same hang-ups we have ourselves. This little girl is literally willing to cut off a part of her body to be beautiful and accepted.
Until we meet again my friends...think about this picture when you go to sleep tonight and thank God for the body that you have no matter what shape or size you are.