Recently I wrote a post about my realization about how this is the only body we are given, so I better take care of it. (Read about that HERE). There are so many ways you can take care of your body, fitness, health, rest, etc. But do we ever stop to really think about all that our body's are made to do for us. All that we put them through, and all that they are capable of! WOW! So today, I'm writing a letter to my body!
Wow you amaze me. Well really your creator amazes me. So first, I am so thankful that the Lord is such a genius and has a plan for every function of our bodies! But you know, I am thankful for you, and even though I haven't been the kindest to you always: you know, I have pushed you a little too hard, fed you way too much greasy food, and maybe not given you the time to rest and recuperate after lots of work like I should. Well I am thankful that you are still strong, and working hard to achieve all that I request of you in life. You are a go getter, you push through any uncomfortableness to get a job done, you are flexible (and I don't mean do the splits flexible), I mean you adapt well to the requirements that come with my life, and your are faithful; you have never given up or out on me! Which means a lot, considering I need you to live!
Right along with being thankful, I want to say I am sorry. Although I am acknowledging your amazing attributes now, there have been many times when I have done quite the opposite. So I'm sorry for the unkind words I have thrown out about you. Or the negative things I have accused you of being. Not only were you created incredibly on the inside, but on the outside. Wow you are a masterpiece. You are strong, beautiful, and so unique. I hope you can forgive me for not always seeing those things in you!
And while we are talking about you being strong! WOW.....amazed once again! You are so strong. Now I'm not talking about in the gym pumping iron strong. (although you are that too). I'm talking about strong in every possible way that you could be strong! You helped me bring my son into this world! And what a glorious experience it was! You pushed, and you withheld all the pain, and agony that a body goes through, and after, although there were a few hiccups, you have bounced back and you are still amazing, strong, and just as beautiful! Thank you for being strong for me, and making that day an incredible one!
Now I can't tell you that I will be perfect from here on out, but one thing I do know, is that we will have fun together!
We will dream big dreams!
We will live life adventurously, taking chances, and not be afraid to fail!
We will love people with our entire being!
We will enjoy being active together!
We will enjoy every moment of life together, be thankful for the little things, and rejoice in the big things!
Basically, from here on out, we are going to live life fuller, and take advantage of every moment that we have to make this life, in this body, AWESOME! And I'll make sure to stop for rest breaks when needed!
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