Today, People, is National Love Your Body Day (or, if you live in our domicile, it’s simply Wednesday. We like to think every day is NLYBD up in herre).
And Im here to shout from the proverbial rafters that I DO.
I love my body.
I love, appreciate, & take better care of it now at forty than I did at twenty.
I love my body because it complied with my demands yesterday and did a backbend much to the Tornado’s shock & delight.
I love my body because it’s a house for my spirit, my soul & for all the things which truly matter in life.
I love my body because when I am still and when I listen it provides me all the answers I need.
I love my body because Ive finally realized that embracing it and all its imperfections is the is, for me, that path to living fully & with out fear or hesitation.
Because Im one who writes some blog posts over the weekend I had BodyLove on the brain this weekend I tossed this question out to my Tweeple:
why do you love your body? right now. today. precisely as it is.
I received some amazing tweets in response:
@that_danielle: I love my body for growing this baby & I know how fortunate I was that the whole process has been easy for me. #34wks
I also had tweeted to me the link to this amazing amazing AMAZING post.
(seriously. go read, comment and then come back. I can wait.)
I’m also here to say that Im not naive enough to think, just because it’s a day when we’re commanded to, bodylove is easy & simple as all that.
It took me decades & lots of work to get to the place I am today.
As a result, you may be entered to win one of my fave things (pictured below) for the lowlow price of an insightful/helpful comment (We’re all about the giving with the strings attached up in herre).
Please to hit us up with either a reason why you love your body TODAY or one tip for how we might find our way to the place of self-love.
I know the tip which helped me the most was to surround myself with people who love and accept themselves for who they are *right now.*
I LOVE ME mirror winner announced Friday. USA and CANADA only.