Gifts of the Body, Part Deux

Tina’s at it again. As part of the 30 Days of Self Love project at Faith, Fitness, Fun, she asked us to come up with three MORE “gifts of the body.”

Why three? She explains

“We need to shift the qualities with which we define them from aesthetic ones to purposeful ones. Hopefully, after completing 4 rounds of this exercise and having to come up with 12 different parts of ourselves we recognize as a gift,  we will grow to love our bodies more and more.”

Last week, I thanked my creative writer’s brain, my sexy collarbones and my sturdy legs.

I’ve been trying to come up with three new parts to thank  all day … and let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. (Guess that means Weeks 3 and 4 will be even more difficult, eh? I bet that’s part of Tina’s plan … by Week 4, we’ll all be thanking the parts we currently heap the most abuse on.)

Well, here goes:

  • Thank you, calves and the lower part of my thighs. Even when I was at my highest weight, you always looked great in a skirt.
  • Thank you, ears. You allow me to hear all my favorite TV shows (even the really trashy ones like “Jerry Springer) and rock out to my favorite 80s songs on my iPod. You’ve always fit my face (never making me feel like Dumbo) and you provide a very nice place to display earrings.
  • Thank you, nose. Again, I’ve never felt you were too large or too small. You’re actually rather cute. Better than that, you allow me to enjoy the smells of freshly mown grass, sugary doughnuts fresh from the oven at my favorite bakery and any number of delicious smells coming from my own kitchen. Sometimes, though, you’re too sensitive (like when you sniff out coworkers’ pizza, onion rings and other goodies from across the room). And it’s not much fun when you catch a whiff of fake strawberry anything, because it always makes me nauseous.

There you have it: Three more gifts my body has given to me, even if one of them could be considered dubious, at best.

I’d better get started on next week’s list now! 😉

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