Fri, Sep 11, 2009
Subtitle: A little bit o’flashback with a lot of a new treat.
Once upon a time, back in the dark ages when MizFit was a little girl, her sister had a birthday party.
Now MizFit remembers very little about this entire event except for an exchange which occurred between her mom & one of SisterFit’s friends immediately after the gifts had been unwrapped.
MamaFit: I love the present you brought SisterFit. All the make-up, nail polish and perfume—she will love that. What a great gift.
Friend (wrinkling nose in distate): Yeah, I hated it but I figured SisterFit would like it.
Even though I was only about 11 at the time it really struck me how accurate SisterFit’s friend’s assessment was.
The friend was the consummate tomboy who’d probably see a gift of such girly proportions as a punishment. SisterFit? She, as our mom predicted, loved the gift & used it right down to the last powdery smudge of eyeshadow.
At that age I was just beginning to think outside of myself & just starting to have the tiniest of realizations that simply because I didnt enjoy something that didn’t mean it should be banished forever from the universe.
(Let alone have the ability to step back, shop for someone else, put myself in her shoes, and select a gift *I* wouldnt like but she would. Hell, I barely have that ability now at 40 years old!)
Why am I boring you with this childhood memory? (Unlike some posts I have a point.)
I’d heard great things about their product line from a friend if by friend you mean OPRAH which I do yet, since it wasnt anythingI’d be motivated to use, I almost said NO THANK YOU.
Believe me, my lack of motivation isnt due to a lack of need (Hello 40, too many years spent lifeguarding, & not enough sleep!)—Im just like SisterFit’s friend above: it’s not my deal. it’s not what I’d choose to use to perk myself up (Hello french pedicure! Greetings new tattoo I love!).
And my thisclose to sending a Nah not something my readers would at all be interested in! email back is what brought to mind the story I shared above.
The fact that MizFitOnline isnt all about me (shocking, I know) but is all about respecting what makes people feel good about themselves.
Im still pleasantly shocked by how none of you, no matter what you thought in the privacy of yer own cranium, left tattoo-comments criticizing my decision, lecturing me on how Id regret it or chastising my poor role modeling for the Tornado.
So there you have it.
My MizFit AH! HA! moment of the week:
A chance to win Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation & a re-realization that just because Im not into something it doesnt mean others wont be.
You can be entered to win simply by sharing your pick-me-up.
Be it big & costly (like my tattoo) or cheap & relatively fast (like my morning meditation minutes) please to hit me up in the comments below.
Winner announced September 21st. USA only.