Body shaming, mean comments, and negativity are so interesting. They can really make one reflect on how they feel about themselves. As far as I'm concerned, this body that I'm living in is proof that miracles exist.
We can move through this life believing that nothing is a miracle or that everything is a miracle..and I choose to believe the latter. My body can see magnificent beaches and smell citrus and pine. It allows me to breathe in fresh air and feel the warmth of the sun. I can and have been able to run for miles, climb rocks and mountains, zipline, swim with dolphins and turtles, ride horses, and dance for hours on end. I can hug and carry my little students up stairs at school when they've got a "boo boo," to get them to our first aid kit. I can bring music and rhythms to life through more than twenty styles of dance. My tongue and brain can speak three languages (almost four, I'm working on it, haha). My hands can make bracelets and play the violin. My booty can SHAKE. My mind has earned me two Bachelor's degrees and it's about to get started on a Master's. Most importantly, my heart can empathize and offer support. This body I live in can fall and get back up thousands of times. It's traveled to seventeen countries and always made me feel at home. I'm blessed and privileged to have this body which can do so much that others will never have the opportunity to experience.
I know deep in my soul that all of these things my body can do (and more) are beautiful. I love my body far more for what it can do then for what it looks like. I refuse to believe a single negative word about it. If someone has been so moved to write or utter them, I feel sorry for them. It means that not only are they unable to believe in my miracles...they're unable to believe in their own.
Look in the mirror and find your miracles. I'm sure they're there. ❤
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