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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Love Letters


...to self!

Have you ever noticed how we are quick to make mental lists of ALL the things we perceive wrong with ourselves?!  What if instead we made a list of all the things we DO love...as well as WHY to love the body part or health condition you may find most frustrating?!  Or a part of yourself that has not been shown love...that you criticize and compare.

I have learned over the years to truly honor, respect, and love deeply all aspects of myself....even and especially the parts that I use to compare or judge or cringe at.  I have learned to love myself fully.  I have learned to love myself so well that I now hardly remember the parts that have always been honored and the parts that use to be disrespected. 

What if you took a moment during this last week of October, the last week of the awareness month, and wrote yourself a self care letter.  A love letter!

Let me help you get ideas with my own love letter :-).....

Dear self...dear Kelly!

I love how my hair has wispy curls around my temples. 

I love how my eyelashes are so long they scrape my glasses. 

I love how my shoulders are strong enough to help a friend sand a dresser by holding a sanding machine for four hours straight.  

I love how my hips are firm, full of amazing strongly built muscle to hold me upright and ensure I can bend down to pick up my newspaper each morning. 

I love how when I am sitting cross-legged I can look down to see the flesh formed around my knees and appreciate the muscle that took a great deal of work to build up to support my knees, to be strong, so I can run, jump, and lift with ease.   

I love the flatness of my feet.   It allows me to walk around barefoot most of my day with no pains or aches. 

I love being vertically challenged.  At 5 feet 1 inch I can play hide and seek with my daughter and still crawl into places she doesn't expect me to hide.  

I love how a hat frames my face just the right way.  

I love how feminine a long skirt and simple shirt makes me feel.  

I love how my thyroid reminds me to speak up in matters of importance...especially about self care!

I love how my adrenals communicate to me, my need for sleep and slower days.  

I love how my insulin reminds me to think before I eat.  

I love how my  body desires to be strong and healthy; to glorify God not self!  It communicates to me  how I need to move each day and in what way is most healing for a mind body soul experience, not about aesthetics.   

I love how the veins on my arms make it easy to donate blood.  

I love how the fluid in my legs remind me to sit down and relax or better yet go take a bath!!!

I love how the random wiry hairs on my face remind me to keep my hormones balanced.  

I love the roundness of my face.  How it is able to express th amazing joy I feel for my amazing life.  

Finally...self...I love you for you!

Always in my prayers...many blessings...
Love,
Kelly-self
xox

PS...now I dare you to write your own love letter list.   I dare you to not smile as you find yourself appreciating and respecting the amazing you rather then comparing and condemning.   I dare you to love you.  I dare you to love the life you're living!!!!






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