When I saw this meme, I knew that I had to share it because it describes me perfectly! I don't think anyone who has EVER known me, will argue with this statement either...certainly not my wife or children. It has taken me YEARS to perfect this body shape. You know how some people have "six-pack" abs...well, I'm toting a KEG!!! A few years ago, while I was still teaching, a fellow teacher decided one day (...during lunch of all the times to bring this up), to confront me about my size. I'm not really certain why she was offended by my weight, but apparently, she had given this quite a lot of thought. She seemed to believe that it was somehow her business...my weight, that is. Anyway, I was enjoying a few minutes of peace and quiet, eating my delicious school lunch (...he said, very sarcastically), when she leaned over from several seats down and said..."You do know that they have some more nutritious choices than that spaghetti and bread you're eating?" You really had to be there to understand that she was really snarky in the way she said it...and it's not like this teacher and I were close friends or in some way friendly enough to have this conversation and it not seem totally awkward and rude. Oh yeah...I can hear some folks right now..."She was just concerned about your health!"...but, you see, that's not it at all. She was just being snotty about my weight. She actually said something like this(...I'm paraphrasing because I just don't remember the exact words) "I just can't believe that someone could let themselves go the way you have! Aren't you a diabetic? Why not eat a salad? Why don't you get in shape?" Let's get one thing straight...I AM IN SHAPE! I'M PERFECTLY ROUND!!! Seriously, I do care about my health and I do work on my physical well being as much as my limitations allow me. When you have degenerative arthritis, it sort of keeps you options limited. But, getting back to my story, I was embarrassed and hurt to say the least. Not so much because of what she said, but more about how she said it...and how she was very careful that EVERYONE heard the comments. I had to say something in response...so I told her I really appreciated her concern for my well being and I would sure remember her advice. That's not exactly what I said in my head, but I've already prayed and sought God's forgiveness for that transgression! An ironic point to this story...she's not exactly what you'd call a "skinny minnie", if you know what I mean. Not that this matters, but I've always found it strange that some people point out your "faults" (as THEY see them) and they actually are deflecting attention from their own insecurities. So why in the world did I decide to write about this today? Excellent question...I really appreciate you asking it! The main reason I decided to address this topic...I saw this really funny meme with the Minion and couldn't resist sharing...and since I'm a "husky" boy, I guess it fits!!! No, seriously...I'm fat! I'm not ashamed to say it. It's not like I can hide my size. If you can't see me coming at ya, you REALLY need to get your eyes checked. But, I'm also realistic about my weight....for good or bad. I'm not eligible for weight loss surgery and my ability to exercise is limited by physical issues I won't bore you with anymore. I do the best I can...that's all I can do. For what it's worth, my weight hasn't gone up...actually, it's gone down...in the past 12 years. In reality, I'm 18-20 pounds lighter than I was in 2012 when most of my serious health issues began....so THERE!!! Look...I CAME INTO THIS WORLD BALD HEADED AND FAT & I'M GOING OUT THE SAME WAY!!!! *Old joke...sorry, it is true! Listen, I"m no expert on psychology, I'm sure about this...If you let other people's opinions make you doubt what you feel about yourself, you are in an "unhealthy relationship" with yourself. I know what I'm talking about! It's taken me 50 years to realize this very simple fact...LOVE yourself the way you are! Don't try to be what other's want you to be! YOU ARE YOU...SO LOVE YOURSELF!