5 Reasons Why It’s Easier for Turkeys to Love Themselves
While it’s hard to deny that not many of us would want to end up stuffed, cooked and on display on a dining room table today, like the fate of many millions of turkeys, after giving it much thought, I think that we can learn a thing or two about self love from our feathered friends. While, these big birds may have a shorter life expectancy than us homo sapiens, they’ve got it a heck of lot easier when it comes to loving the bird they are, just as they are:
2. They all look the same, so there’s no bird comparison. No
inner mean birdie critics for these turkeys. Red gobblers, white heads
and brown feathers. I have them. You have them. Self love is a cinch when there is nothing for your inner mean girl or boy to compare you to and make you feel less than or not good enough.
3. Their heads are too small to house an inner critic. Even if they did want to compare themselves, that tiny brain couldn’t create the synapses to create the thoughts we humans use to beat ourselves up. Self love is more simple when life is just about eating, gobbling and hanging out with your flock.
4. They’re naked. These birds aren’t hung up about their bodies because they are naked all day long for all the birds and animals to see. They are liberated! Add to that the fact that they don’t have to worry about designer labels and you can see how loving their bodies is a heck of lot easier.
5. They all have the same job, so no one feels substandard. As long as they make it to the Thanksgiving Day table as a respectable bird, they’ve done their job. Self love is easier when you are not comparing what you’ve achieved to everyone else. Self love is easier when you live in a society that’s not always telling you that what you have isn’t enough. Self love is easier when you can celebrate what you’ve accomplished, who you are and the impact you have on the world.
On this day of thanksgiving, it seems to me that we can all learn a thing or two from the turkey. Most of all, I wish us all to take a moment and celebrate ourselves.
Be grateful to yourself for yourself.
Be grateful for all that you have accomplished.
Be grateful for all the people whose lives you’ve impacted personally.
Be grateful for the chance to be YOU everyday for the rest of your life.