An Open Letter to My Beautiful Body

Dear Body,

Thank you for surviving all I've put you through in the last 43 years. I agreed to some not so loving treatment from others. And I took it out on you. Please, dear Body, forgive me for starving you and cutting you and hitting you and throwing you around at times. I'm sorry I drowned you in alcohol, and burned your beautiful lungs over and over again. You've always recovered quite resiliently, however, the years of a passive aggressive approach to your care really took it's toll on you. I want you to know that I see that now. The most abusive thing I did to you, my dear beautiful body, was that I didn't listen to you. You've been telling me for years when I didn't want to hear in the form of aches and pains. I just ignored them and covered them up and lied about how You really were doing. I want you to know I've learned to listen. I've learned that we don't have to carry the guilt and responsibilities of others. That, as long as we have each other, we are the only approval and support system either of us needs! If we work together, my love, we will find our spirit and soul! I hope you'll forgive me, dear Body, and heal! I promise, I will take care of us both from now on!

I love you so much
Your Mind
always

(inspired by beautiful bodies everywhere)

Composed July 31/2016

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