This is Berta, one of my biggest inspirations. She is living proof that beautiful things come in all sorts of packages. Let’s be honest, many of us worry about small things – that our eyes are too small while our hips are too wide, that our bellies are too round while are elbows and knees are not round enough. That sort of doubt that sucks the joy out of everyday things, preventing us from living our best life. Every time this worry starts seeping into my heart I think of Berta. Berta thinks that it doesn’t matter how small her eyes are if they can see beautiful things, that soft round belly is perfect for cuddles. She doesn’t believe that horizontal stripes make us look wider. Who cares, even if they do? My New Year’s resolution is to emulate Berta, to love myself as I am now, and to live the most colorful life possible.