Yesterday, I said “I am loving my body by letting myself off the hook for caring what others think.” Guess what. I think a lot about other people’s bodies! Wow, you guys are too thin, too short, too fat, too tall, clothes too tight, too much makeup, uncomfortable shoes. You are also beautiful, lucky, so much better than me. So, my 30-day journey has already grown to not simply loving my body, but loving yours too.
About my body…it did great today. My legs are still a little bit sore from my hike on Saturday. And I feel that soreness, and I feel appreciation for my legs. Strong and sturdy 53 year old legs. Been able to walk for a looong time now. And my sense of balance! I almost never fall down. Do you know that my senses are astonishing. Right now, I feel the breeze on my skin. I see shapes and colors and people. I hear happy voices and cars going by. My brain and my senses create beautiful compositions of all this and more. I can take a breath, clear my mind for a moment and experience it as all part of ME.
It’s only the second day of this journey. So far it has been fun. The more I find to love and appreciate, the easier it becomes to redirect my thoughts when I hear a critical thought come in. More on that soon. For now, the goal for the next day is to love other people’s bodies. Nothing to lose there, I think. I’ll let you know how it goes!