Dear Body, I am sorry.

Dear Body,

I am so sorry for all the years I neglected you, criticized you, and told you that you weren’t good enough. I am sorry for the times I look in the mirror just to examine your “flaws”. I am sorry for feeding you utter crap most of the time. I am sorry for not saying Thank you each and every day for what you work so hard to do for me. You deserve more.

The truth is you are magic. You have gotten me through every single bad day, best day, birthday and you created my son. You show up for me even when I treat you badly. You have such a tough job and you always give it your best effort. Even when my mind tells you to give up, you persist on. I am so grateful for you.

I am trying to be better. I have a long way to go, but I am trying to change my beliefs, honor my soul that you carry along, and treat you with the love and respect you deserve.

I am listening to your whispers so you don’t have to scream. I am not going to be perfect, but I promise to have the best intentions. I will accept you for all that you are. I will love every nook and cranny. I will nourish and care for you.

Because body, you are all I have.

Thank you. I love you.

With love and gratitude,

Nicole

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