My post from yesterday about being pregnant with a cupcake caused quite the stir. I said how I feel but sometimes thoughts are better expressed through song and sometimes I wish I lived in the TV show Glee and could sing my thoughts in an assignment for Mr. Schue. But since I can’t I will have to let Barbra do it for me.
This is a video of her singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from 1975. The video isn’t the best quality but it is my favorite version of her singing it because she looks so happy.
I love this song because it is about being yourself, having fun, and ignoring negativity from other people. But for me it’s about my negative thoughts as well. I am my own worst critic and sometimes I am the one who brings on the clouds that rain on my own parade. This month I am going to the beach for my anniversary. We are bringing Princess A and it will be her first time seeing the ocean and playing in sand. I am insecure about wearing even a one-piece swimsuit because I have stretch marks and I am not as toned as I used to be. But I am not going to let my own bad thoughts about my own appearance create storm clouds and rain on my parade. Instead, I will shut off my critical mind and have fun building sand castles with my family.
That’s all my post from yesterday was really about. No matter what myself, my family, or my readers look like I want them to be confident and have fun at their parade. Yes, no one is perfect and sometimes people do need to make changes for the better but we should still be in the moment experiencing all the fun life has to offer and not allow our own insecurities or other peoples negative words to rain on our parades.