A love letter to my body


1. Feet: Thank you so much for carrying me so far through life, bearing the weight of my physical body and the weight of the emotional luggage I insist on carrying around everyday. I am sorry that I've put you through hell when I chose fashion over practicality and tire you out unnecessarily by wearing skyscraper heels and oh-too-small shoes. I promise to love you more by wearing pretty but comfortable shoes and giving you a good massage every evening. Please know that I appreciate and love you.

2. Calves: I know I have a tendency to complain about you because you are a little on the chunky side but that's just me being self-critical. I love that you respond quickly to strengthening exercises and that it is because of you that I am able to run, jump and pedal so effortlessly.

3. Thighs: I love that you are strong and constantly strive to be stronger as I test you in the various yoga poses and leg strengthening exercises. I know that you like me to eat more fruits and vegetables so that you will look smooth and cellulite-free. I know that you like to be pampered with moisturizer and I will continue to do so every night.

4. Butt: I admit that there are times when I wish you were smaller so that I can wear a pleated skirt and not look like I've gained 15 pounds. But the truth is that I love how well-rounded you are. You are comfortable to sit on and you sure make me look hot in a tight skirt..:)

5. Stomach: You are the greatest.

6. Breasts: Thank you for appearing when you did so that I didn't have to go through life as a skinny, flat-chested teenager. I love that you are perky and firm and make me look great in a form-fitting top...:)

7. Arms/hands: Arms, I admire your strength in enabling me to lift and carry stuff. I especially love it when your muscles are defined after a weight-lifting exercise. I know that I have a tendency to focus on the biceps but I promise to work on my triceps too so that you will look good at every angle. Hands, I appreciate the work you do every single day. I'm sorry I haven't dolled you up in a while. I promise to give you a little treatment this weekend and paint your nails a bright red - I know that you'll like that.

8. Back/shoulders: I know you suffer when I don't maintain a good posture or when I lug so many bags around all day long. I promise to keep those bad habits to a minimum and stretch you when I can.

9. Organs: I appreciate that all of you work so hard every day to make sure that I am okay. I will eat healthily, exercise regularly and supplement you when the need arises so that you don't have to work so hard to sustain my well-being. I know you like that I work out every day because it really helps to make your jobs a little easier.

10. Face: Eyes, I do love that you sparkle when you have enough rest and you look mesmerizing when I doll you up. Nose, you are small and sharp and look great even with a pimple on your bridge. Mouth, you are perfectly proportioned and look great in red. Ears, you are such a great listener.

11. Teeth: You are stressed constantly by the food I put into my mouth. Thank you for enduring the torture of braces and a retainer and many years of non-flossing. I promise to keep you sparkling clean and healthy. Because of you, I have a really nice smile.

12. Skin: I promise to hydrate you and love you everyday. Please know that I appreciate how healthy you look. I will try my best to give you the rest that you need in order for you to glow....yes, no late hours and less alcohol.

13. Hair: I appreciate how you flow and make me look good. I know that sometimes you like to doll up and look different but often, I'm too lazy and simply just wash you and let you air-dry. I promise to try harder. I've stopped coloring you because I know you hate all the chemicals and you might have noticed that I've switched to an organic shampoo so that you feel cleaner and lighter.


This post was inspired by Creativity Prompt and Thursday 13. Pin It


Anonymous said...

That was great, and so brave to post on a public blog!

Anonymous said...

you are my light!

Mitchypoo said...

This is a great idea for a list! Thank you for sharing it and I may have to steal the idea from you. :) Happy Thursday 13.

adrienia said...

That really goes with your picture :-) I could really how pretty you look.

Adelle Laudan said...

Very clever twist on T13!
Happy T13!

Carleen said...

I love the creativity in this post! It was a really great idea. :)

I am Harriet said...

Loved your list!
Happy TT!

milkcan said...

Looooooooooooove this post! So cool!

Anonymous said...

My stomach is the greatest part of me, too. Unluckily, that isn't what I want it to be.

This is very well done, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. You've just reminded me to go fill up my water bottle.

- Celticlibrarian

Tracey said...

Very fun list - great read!!

colleen said...

What a great idea. I wish my butt was bigger!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I want your self-esteem. And appreciation for your body, too.

AD said...

i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your prompt :D
oohh yum yum
happy TT

did two


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