An Open Letter To My Body

Dear body…

I am sorry that it has been such a long time since we last sat down and had a decent talk. I have a lot that I need to say to you, and so I suppose I should just begin.
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I am sorry.
I have not treated you kindly over the past few years. I have bruised you, hurt you, and pushed you so far that you can barely keep up. I have deprived you, starved you, scarred and tormented you. I have called you horrible names, names that no one should ever speak to another. I have forced you to work on little sleep and crappy food. I have made you bleed, made you cry, made you collapse from weakness.
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I am thankful.
You have not given up, not matter how hard I have been on you. You have fought for me, and kept me safe. You have taken me places that I never thought imaginable. You can run, you can jump, you can hug and protect. You bring life into the world. You are amazing, and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you do.
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I love you.
I have not always loved you, and I know that there will be days when I won’t… but right now, in this moment, I love you. I love you for your uniqueness. For the shape of your hips and thighs. For your arms. For your eyes. I love you for what you are, right now. And I promise to hold on to this love, and to let it bloom into something beautiful. cropped-fb949282593ba2c727e138473547ebde.jpg

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