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.
- I thank the creative part of my brain that comes up with funny, (hopefully) touching love stories — and the fingers that type them.
- I thank my collarbones. Even if they don’t do much, they make me feel sexy.
- I thank my legs for all the places they’ve taken me all these years … through marching band and color guard competitions in high school, all over my college campus and now around my neighborhood.