Monday, January 16, 2012

gratitude.


This is my motto for 2012.
A few days ago I was going through pictures from when I first moved to Charleston, which was eight or so years ago. I was immediately envious of the young twenty two year old's body that was staring back at me in the picture. I soon realized I've always taken my body for granted. I've always looked at pictures from years past and wished my now present body looked like that in some way, shape or form. But I'm finally realizing that my body has never let me down, gets done what needs to be done, and is a constant work in progress.
So today, I'm grateful for....
 ....my pin straight arms that mean I never have to worry if a sleeve is going to fit.
....the extra five pounds around my belly that are proof of how happy married life has made me.
....my scarred knees because they mean I haven't sat on the sidelines not participating in life.

I'm going to be thankful for my thirty year old body now. Not when I'm forty, looking back.
And let me tell you, it's kind of a relief to let your body be just as it should be.
xoxo


7 comments:

FourJedis said...

How inspirational. I am hard on myself when it comes to body image, so thanks for the reminder. My body has run several races, traveled around the world survived 8 years of marriage, and delivered 2 beautiful, healthy babies.

Dee Stephens said...

I'm with you too.

Lindsay said...

Pictures can be our worst enemies sometimes. But you are right, I'm sure in 10 years we'll all be wishing we looked how we look now. Good reminder!

Kristen said...

I can't believe you've been in Charleston for 8 years... wow. And awesome post.
I should especially remind myself this as I am now the size of a small house... but grateful for why that's the case :)

Holly said...

aw, such a beautiful post morgan. here, here!

bananas. said...

you're definitely wiser than your twenty two year old self so pat yourself on the back for that! :)

Shutterbug said...

great quote!