Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Single Dad Laughing

Yesterday a friend put up a link on Facebook for a Blog post called, “Worthless Women and the Men Who Make Them”.   I don’t know about you, but for me the title peaked my interest.  

I clicked on the link and it took me to a Blog called Single Dad Laughing. Now the initial piece my friend posted is well worth the read, but because I was intrigued I poked around the Blog for a while.  I was pleasantly surprised.  In fact, it was one of those times that I had hope for society as a whole, as I glimpsed into the thoughts of this one man.  

Single Dad Laughing began as an outlet for a man who had “failed” at marriage twice.  He started out by posting humorous, snarky, blog posts that poked fun at everyday situations a single, divorced, parent might face.  Then something in his life changed… and his posts became very insightful.

He explained:
"Last week I was hanging out with my incredible and beautiful friend, Wendy. We were immersed heavily in this very topic, and she asked, "how did you know when you actually loved yourself?"

It was a profound question. I had to think before I could give an honest answer. And then it hit me. "I knew that I loved myself when I stopped comparing myself to others. I knew that I loved myself when I stopped looking for the wrong in others. I knew that I loved myself when every other person suddenly looked beautiful to me. That's when I knew. It had nothing to do with myself, and everything to do with others."
And the more I've thought about it, the more I believe that to be true.  People who love themselves, don't hurt other people. People who love themselves have no reason to ever judge another person on looks. There is simply no need. People who love themselves no longer look at beauty on a sliding scale or as a competition. There is nobody more beautiful or less beautiful than anyone else, including themselves. People who love themselves no longer see fat or skinny, tall or short, fair or dark skin, gay or straight, strong or weak. They only see people. Beautiful, beautiful people."

I have decided that even though I am an old married woman, Single Dad Laughing has a lot of great things to say.  

Please go and read the post “Worthless Women and the Men Who Make Them”, it has a ton of great insights for both men and women.  It is kinda long… but worth the read.

Thanks Single Dad Laughing!

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