- I'm a girl. I'm sure guys do it too, but as a girl sometimes I look at myself and I'm disrespectful to me. I think if only this was flat, that was lean, my hair was full.... today I told myself STOP IT! I made a comment the other day when I walked by the mirror "this sweater makes me look chubby". I said it in front of my daughter - who I have intentionally been speaking KINDNESS of self and others in front of. All of those kind words sabotaged my one moment of not feeling enough. This morning I looked at myself in the mirror and I paused. I stood there and I looked at me, morning hair, eye boogers and all and I said this THANK YOU JESUS FOR A HEALTHY BODY. And I meant it. I refuse to allow myself to get hung up on what the world thinks women should look like. I'm not perfect. I will never been perfect, but I am beautiful and wonderfully made by a God who loves me no matter what I look like. I then told myself, APPRECIATE YOURSELF. Appreciate the flaws, the fat and the funny way my toe nails fit on my toes, it is all by his design. I'm rather certain if we all laid our bodies out on the yard and were able to pick the one to wear forever, we'd walk right back over and pick ours up! Our bodies are OUR GIFT. It's time to stop attacking ourselves because the world screams perfection. It's time to appreciate, love and adore the body God gave us! I embrace this gift by eating healthy and exercising - that doesn't do me any good if I'm going to self disrespect from the inside. Thank you Jesus for this body and for making me beautiful and wonderfully made BY YOU!
"Author" sounds so ... adult! I simply like to write my thoughts, it is free therapy of sorts ~ a coping mechanism maybe even... I have always kept a diary or journal. It began when I was little after I was told "write it down it will make you feel better". As a child I wrote to "vent" the pain. As an adult I write to release the joy.