My baby is a streaker. Her favorite part of the bath is the part where she wriggles free of her mom and her towel and squeals with glee through the house. If she can round a corner and catch someone off guard you will really get her going. She is right; it is a great joke. (Almost as good as her other joke, putting random items on her head and declaring, “It’s a hat!” funniest items so far, the remaining macaroni and cheese, and the peanut butter half of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich she had already deconstructed.)
She has no concerns about the dimples in her butt, or the rounded belly that she pats. She is not worried about whether or not she is enough. She could care less whether or not a naked baby is an appropiate addition to community group. (My community group says, yes. Bless them.) She has no qualms about the length of her legs, the proportions of her face. While she enjoys making other people smile, she isn’t even that concerned about whether or not you think her streak through the house is funny. She only knows it brings her joy, so she runs with abandon. She runs unashamed.
When I think of my “one word” unashamed, it is this tableau that comes to mind. I want to live my life like that, unconcerned about what everyone else is saying about me, doing what brings me joy, free.
This post is linked up with . She made me my sweet unashamed button and inspired my give away below. Check it out.
Please be sure to link back to this post so that other friends who may feel all alone with their “one little word” might see the button
In an effort to grasp this spirit of “unashamed” I have for you, a give away. I love to paint, and I want my blog to grow. These aren’t bad things, I shouldn’t feel the need to down play them. So, like my blog on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter, and if you have already done that, then share my blog on Facebook or Twitter. Then leave a comment with YOUR one word for the year (if you don’t have one, pick one!) and how you liked or shared this space. I will randomly pick 10 people, get their adresses and send them an original painting of their word. I don’t know what the paintings will look like, maybe big, maybe small. It will be an original. It will have your word on it.
There were 15 comments with words and the 5 pack canvases I bought were buy 2 get one free so EVERYONE WINS! I will contact you when I get yours painted for the place to send it.