I’m sorry for ever comparing you to anyone else. What someone else looks like or is capable of has nothing to do with you.
I’m sorry for the years I spent filling you with low-calorie junk. Never again will Diet-Coke replace water.
I’m sorry for not cutting you enough slack. You can eat that cookie or take a rest day without feeling guilty.
I’m sorry for the hours I wasted staring in the mirror criticizing you for what I didn’t like. I am my harshest critic.
I’m sorry for thinking there is anything more important than sleep. It’s not that hard for me to put my phone or computer away and get some much needed shut-eye.
I’m sorry for not listening to you when you were telling me that running hurts you. I’m especially sorry for testing this again and again.
I’m sorry for not smiling enough. You have a rich life that should make you smile everyday.
I’m sorry for ever thinking you were invincible.
Most of all. Dear Body…Thank you. For putting up with me when I don’t listen, for allowing me to hug the people I love, for carrying me to interesting places and for one day (hopefully!) carrying something very special.
*And thank YOU for all your sweet comments on Monday’s post. I’m trying to take this obstacle as a life lesson and milk it for all its worth. Without your support I don’t know that I would have come to these revelations. From now on I intend to take care of my body, for it is the most important thing I have.
Finish this sentence: Dear Body…