Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Appreciate yourself

Someone said something to me earlier this week that got me thinking. He said, "Life is good. I'm happier than I have ever been. So why do I complain? It's time to start appreciating everything I have - which is a lot. So I'm making today a no-complain day, and I'll try to do the same every day after that."

I'm pretty sure he was talking about a long day at work, but it got me thinking about body appreciation. Hearing him say these things got me thinking about my own sense of appreciation for the gifts I have been granted in life. For example, my physical strength is something I rarely give thanks for but it's something that's really important to me. My legs can carry me miles, my arms can lift my nieces and nephews, and my brain power can work overtime to help me understand and produce important work.


Our bodies are what carry us through life and also give life to others. That's pretty amazing. It's time we reverse the trend and start appreciating them for what they can do rather than bashing them for what they don't do or look like. If you are reading this, please comment below with at least ONE thing you appreciate about your body today. And then carry that thought with you throughout the day. I bet it will put a smile on your face!

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