My mom’s nickname in high school was the zipper. People
used to say that If she turned sideways and stuck
out her tongue she was so little and flat she looked like a zipper.
She is still as beautiful now as back then but let's just say;
no longer flat-chested. (I hope she doesn’t kill me for writing this).
I share this story with you because all of our bodies change. Has yours?
The thing is we forget all the stories that come with
the changes, like how your body got you through all those
games you played as a kid, or how it helped you make the
sports team, or maybe your hands painted beautiful art. Your
body got you through those rough nights in college or the
birth of your beautiful babies. What about those laugh lines
or those crow's feet of wisdom. I think they should be called
owl lines because they are signs of being wise.
No matter how your body has changed, love it, acknowledge
it, and have gratitude for it. You will only have one. Shift
your perspective of your body to love, gratitude, and stories,
it will change your entire life.
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