Recently I was reading the ‘Oprah’ magazine. Yes! I really was. I know, my usual file of magazines includes: ‘The Monthly’, ‘Time’, ‘The New Yorker’, ‘The Economist’ and ‘Foreign Affairs’ – ‘Oprah’ doesn’t seem my thing, but it is. Really is. It is relaxing to read and not overly trashy.
Anyway, this month I was interested in the ‘Question of the Month’ that featured in the ‘Oprah’ magazine. The question read as follows: what would you not change about yourself? So often we bemoan what we would change, but what would we not change?
Some of the responses in the ‘Oprah’ magazine included: curly hair; nose’ self deprecating humour; dimples; and breast cancer. I definitely know what I wouldn’t change about me – Art. I know that this sounds strange for all the pain and anguish he causes me, but I really wouldn’t change him. He has made me what I am today – a person with strength, resilience, and empathy. He has made me who I am, and who I am is okay with me.
What would you not change about yourself?