Saturday, November 27, 2010

A week of gratitude: Day 6

Today I am grateful for my body and my health.

You guys know this is a problematic topic for me because of my on-going body size issues, but you know what? Somehow, somewhere, I have also developed a really healthy respect for the things my body can do. Even after all of the abuse I've put it through. Even with diabetes. I walked a 5K on Thanksgiving, with major hills, and I finished in just over an hour without killing myself - that's wonderful as far as I'm concerned. And I'm honoring and cherishing my body with my thoughts and words - no more beating myself up for being less than perfect and recognizing that small steps, taken together, can move mountains.

2 comments:

gingersnapper said...

*Like*

Cammy said...

Awesome post! This is an area I'm still working on, too, but seeing my cousins this weekend--one who has colon cancer, one who's just been diagnosed with breast cancer--helped me be truly grateful for all that my body does for me as well!