Oh, my gosh! I just realized something. I just realized how special I am! People have told me that for years, but I didn’t get it. And it’s only taken me 45 years to understand that my specialness covers a broad spectrum. (I had no problem with knowing I was special the first 8 years of my life…my parents divorced when I was 8…hmm.)
I was watching this program on the History Channel about how they make bras which lead to a segment on breasts. It was noted that 36C is the average bra size. Wow! I’m above average. Cool! Then I got to thinking about the other averages for women in the United States. According to the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5′ 3.7 (162 centimeters) tall. I’m pretty sure that was my height around the age of 10, so I’m way above average there. The average American woman weight 152 pounds (69 kilograms). Um, I’m uh barely (cough) above average there…Average size clothes is 12. I’m in plus sizes, keeping in mind that plus sizes start at 14, the size worn by Marilyn Monroe. Average shoe size? Size 8. Yep, you guessed it. Above average!
I’ll spare you any more statistics. Those of you that are petite, thin, have small feet, ect. should not feel bad about being below average. After all, why would one compare an orchid and a rose? Both are equally beautiful.