A Thank You To My Body

Sometimes, I get so caught up in my daily life that the one thing that I should value the most gets the most abuse.

That’s why today I want to spend a moment to thank my body for everything that it does for me…

1) Thank you for never giving up on me even when I don’t nourish you properly or give you enough sleep.  You’ve been through a lot, I’m glad you’re still hanging in there.

fun times in college residence life


2) Thank you for breathing, walking, talking, smiling, laughing everyday.  I may not always remember to look beyond my imperfections, but it’s those little feats that truly make you amazing.

left jab on the beach!

3) Thank you for being able to run 8 miles, bike 40 miles, rope climb and kick-box.  You’re bad ass and you know it.

getting stuck climbing slippery mangroves - one of my crazy adventures

4) Thank you for every emotion that you allow me to feel.  I can’t always explain it but thank you for those random bursts of happiness – they are simply awesome (and always somehow seem to come out in crazy facial expressions).

at a rock concert a couple years back proudly showing off one of my crazy expressions

5) Thank you for also letting me feel emotional pain.  Depression, anger and anxiety aren’t ever fun, but you remind me to dig deep and toughen up.  You always seem to possess the strength that I need to survive.

5) Most of all, thank you for just being you – yes, extra jiggle and all – because in any other body, I wouldn’t be me.  You were the body given to me and despite the things I wish I could change, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thank you body for being mine.

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2 Responses to A Thank You To My Body

  1. sjlopez says:

    You’re awesome. Just thought I’d let you know! Aaand that I just signed up! Yay!

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