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"I like to be the old fashioned gentleman. Nowadays, it is hard, though - because few women take it for what it is! But, with an SSBBW, it is almost granted - because she gets so much value from those small gestures that she generally will let them happen!" ~ Mogens (BC, Canada) [FA]


Self Acceptance and Society/Fat Acceptance

Self acceptance is loving and appreciating yourself even if there are things you'd eventually like to change. Fat acceptance or society acceptance is getting society as a whole to accept that we have the same rights as everyone else and to reduce prejudice within the community.
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Self-acceptance means unconditional appreciation and support for who you are now, including all the elements that you want to change.

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Celebrating Father's Day: Three Things My Father Taught Me

The three greatest lessons I have learned in my lifetime are ones my father, knowingly or unknowingly, has taught me. These are the words I tell myself when times get challenging and the ones I pass on to others in the hopes of helping them.

Lesson 1: Nobody ever said life was going to be easy. This was a lesson my father taught me when I was going through a tough time in my marriage. I was whining and complaining about my now ex-husband and my dad simply looked over and said, Well, kid, no one ever said it was going to be easy. That simple sentence stopped my thinking in that moment and made me reflect. He was right. I expected things to be easy and everything, whether it's marriage, weight loss, jobs, children or whatever...requires work.

Lesson 2: You either get over it or be a long time mad. This lesson is a classic dad saying and really hits home when I get angry or upset about something. The lesson here is that you choose to hold onto anger or to let it go. Oftentimes being "a long time mad" is just not worth the effort.

Lesson 3: What you want and what you get are two different things. As a kid my siblings and I used to say we wanted things all the time. This was usually my dad's response. I find myself having used this line on my kids and grandkids more times than I can count. Even as an adult, I find myself gravitating toward things I want to buy myself that I don't really need and this is something I always say to myself before deciding to purchase something. It's a great one to have in your back pocket when you are on the verge of being impulsive.

Whether a lesson of words or actions, what has your dad taught you? Was it something you carry with you through your life's journey and share with others or something you just carry in your heart?

This Father's Day, reach out to your dad and let him know if he has given you any lessons that you appreciate and hold dear.

Happy Father's Day!

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." -- Clarence Budington Kelland

Written by: T.E.Bush

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
~Elizabeth Stone
"The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!"
~Author Unknown

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