First off I want to say thank you for the overwhelming support of this movement! I never fathomed something I care about and believe in so strongly would actually inspire so many to action. Now, we must keep that first spark flaming and build it even stronger. Stick with me to help continue to make this something beautiful to reach our inner thirst and touch the lives around us in the process.
Do you remember the little song “my body’s nobody’s body but mine…”? We each have a unique body gifted to us. That gift values more highly than anything else in our possession. Or that we could ever possess. Yet, we tend to see our body as rags instead of riches.
What would do you if you didn’t have your hands to craft words on paper (or screen)? What would you do if you didn’t have arms to embrace a loved one? Legs to run? Eyes to experience the beauty of this world? Picture life without any single part of your body.
Our bodies bring us so much opportunity and life. We must cherish the bodies we have, with all their quirks, soft spots, or pains. They do not deserve the abuse which we expose them to on a regular basis, both physically and mentally.
Even if they can’t do all the things we hope or look the way we desire, our bodies still require love. If you had someone in your life who supported you in every way imaginable, wouldn’t you want to show that person your appreciation? Our bodies are that entity. Let’s show them a little bit of thanks today and throughout this month of self-love.
Once a week, we will have a day devoted to sharing three things our bodies do for us and why we love that part of ourselves. We will do this each week so we can genuinely focus on a few things at a time we appreciate about our bodies. Take a few moments to focus deeply on three aspects of your body today and thank them. I’ll go first.
I thank my heart for working hard endless hours of the day and night to pump blood through my body. Without you, heart, I would not be here to play with my daughter, love my husband, and share my message.
I thank my smile for the kindness it shows. You may have a small gap in the front two teeth and you may not be the whitest, but that makes you (and me) unique and beautiful. I thank you, smile, for the ability you have to display my care and happiness.
I thank my “baby place” for carrying my children. I thank you for how you know just what to do. And that you give me 9 months to prepare.
Now, it’s your turn. Reflect on your body’s gifts. Then declare… “I thank my ______” for each. Share at least one in the comment section to inspire others of the truly miraculous gifts of the body.
Quote to Reflect On
We don't stop at our skin. ~Dolores Krieger
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- Michelle – Eating Journey
- Mellissa – A Fit and Spicy Life
- Laury – The Fitness Dish
- Heather – Heather’s Dish
- Lauren – Advocate for Selfishness
- Jess – A Fixer Upper
- Lindsey – Run Lindsey Ann, Run!
- Jenn – Live Well Fit Now
- Miranda – Miranda’s Jeans
- Jes – Self Motivation
- Michelle – Chasing Ambulances
- Hillary – Coffee is my Carrot
- Melissa – Live Love and Run
- Gina – Gina Eats Beans
- Ela – Ulterior Harmony
- Chilkoot Chubby
- Jamie – Inspired Mess
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