This months book is Daring Greatly by Brene’ Brown.
The author has studied vulnerability from every perspective imaginable.
I didn’t get it.
The definition of vulnerability is:
When Steve travels, I try and schedule time with friends. Dinner or a movie is always a good girls night out and it’s not taking any couple time away.
Tonight, Diane and I went to see the movie Poms. It was about some over 60 year old women, all different sizes, shapes, ethnicities. Some battled health issues and other struggles.
They lived in a senior community and the movie showed how a group of women, no matter their age could defy the odds and enter a cheer competition.
During one scene, Diane Keaton’s character had all the women sit in front of a mirror and name something they liked about themselves.
Because the women could hardly name one thing they liked about themselves.
How many women, including me, can look at themselves in the mirror and only see the wrinkles, the scars, the saggy skin, the acne, the gray hair, the thinning hair and the list could go on and on.
How many woman can’t see past their past and the mistakes they have made? How many can’t see past what others have spoken out loud to them?
When women who look towards each other see the beauty. The beauty from the smile, the way one carries herself, the gorgeous hair, the killer body, the confidence, the ability to dress stylishly, the kindness and this list would go on even further.
We as women, are so hard on ourselves. The comparison game is by far harder than it’s ever been.
This sweet movie moved me.
Being vulnerable is hard but don’t you think it’s better for the people you surround yourself with to be authentic?
Will it be easy? I’ll bet you $1 million dollars it will not.
Will it be worth it. I will bet you $1,000,001 it will.