We all have a negative self-image from time to time; wishing we were stronger, younger, leaner and so on. Today, in honor of Valentine's Day, I urge us all to take a good long look inside ourselves and see our body for what it really is.
Our body is the one thing we will have our entire life. It's the catalyst to getting us where we want to go in this world; for without it we wouldn't be here. It's really the most amazing thing we will ever own and we need to learn to appreciate what we have now before it turns into something we once had.Like our loved ones, we tend to sometimes take our body for granted and not treat it with the respect it requires and deserves. We need to start doing good things for our bodies today and every day. Feed it right, exercise it regularly and love and respect it as much as we do all the other special "bodies" in our lives.
As with any loving relationship this is not going to happen over night. Establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and your body is the key to loving others. And though it's not easy you will never be able to truly love someone else until you first love yourself.
So this Valentine's day I think we should all work on falling in love with some "body"...our own!
Happy Valentine's Day!