Ok…I’m going into a Dr. Phil moment so hang on: My best friend shaves his legs.
There, I’ve said it.
He’s an outstanding cyclist and triathlete and if I told him how much I respect his physical accomplishments he’d probably think I was asking him out for a date. (NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT IN TODAY’S WORLD!)
Anyway, he shaves his legs because he finds it’s more comfortable when he bikes and swims.
Now, yes, I think it’s a little crazy. But, he has a good, practical reason for it.
Here’s the point, though: He believes shaving helps his performance, he doesn’t care what other people think about it, doing it doesn’t hurt other people…and, well, he likes shaving his legs.
There you go.
Even if he didn't have practical, performance reasons it's none of my business what he does if it makes him happy!
We all have little idiosyncrasies; things we enjoy doing that don’t really affect other people and we enjoy whatever it is. But, most of us think, “If other people knew I did this they’d think I was (you fill in the blank).
“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” -Coco Chanel
The people who love you, love you. The people who don’t know you are probably so tied up in themselves all they can do is judge.
“Forget about what everyone else thinks and says. If it makes you happy, do it.” Anon.
Life’s too short to worry about small people. If something makes you happy—or, you believe it will make you happy—there’s no sense in waiting; jump right in! Or, find way to try it, at least stick your toe in the water and see what it feels like.
Speaking of toes....about two weeks ago when I tried a pedicure for the first time (See!) I had the pedicurist paint my two big toenails Carolina Blue and put interlocking NC’s on them. I got a ton of comments at an Artsplosure celebration. My toes made me smile, made them smile and them smiling made me smile again!
You and I know there’s something you want to do and you’ve been hesitating.
“I don’t care what you think of me! Unless you think I’m awesome – in which case, you’re right! Carry on…” Anon.