Five days a week, my father would call my mother, when he was at work and ask her if she did her sit-ups. It wouldn’t do to have a stomach that wasn’t flat. Of course, I had no idea until I was older, how unusual this was or what effect it had on me.
Yesterday, after getting dressed for my yoga class, not for the first time, I thought, “I feel so fat in my yoga clothes”. But I immediately caught myself and said out loud, “Don’t do this Maria” and in my mind changed the word fat to Great. ” I Feel Great In My Yoga Clothes”, I repeated to myself.
And I knew I wasn’t alone in these feeling , and I knew my feelings and words were a Goddess Potholder.
I couldn’t wait to get into the studio today and make her. It took me three tries, but then she came out just right.