“and I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.'”
I saw this quote on Facebook by blogger Volup2.com and thought how beautiful but also how sad. Think of all the years you’ve been in your body and how badly you’ve treated it. How many times have you tried to change it, starved it, ridiculed it, said and thought mean things about it? How many times have we wished it to be something other than what it was, hating it so much, feeling ashamed, embarrassed, not wanting to even look at it.
Would you treat your friends this way? Would you say mean, spiteful things to them? Would you demand they be something different if they want to be your friend? Would you poke fun at them, wear a mask so you wouldn’t have to look at them? Would you refuse to take care of them or help them if they needed you?
Of course not should be the answer! Why then is it okay to treat ourselves in this manner? Should we not be our own best friend first before we befriend anyone else? In fact, why would anyone even want to be our friend if we thought so lowly of ourselves!
It is time to speak to your body softly, kindly and let it know it is loved. Tell your body it’s okay that it has stretch marks, rolls and bumps. It’s okay if it’s plump around the edges. Thank your body for all it has done for you! Let your body know the wait is over and you are ready to be friends!
Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and your own best friend!