A love letter to my body.


Image by Alcy Sivyer


Dear body,

Where do I begin? Firstly, I am sorry. I'm sorry for abusing you for twenty years, I didn't know any different. It's true what they say about knowing better and doing better because now that I know to be kind to you, I am trying my best to do so.

Please forgive me and know that I love you. I promise here-on-out to be at peace with you and to never work against you. I promise you, body, I will never hurt you again. They say that before you ask someone else for forgiveness, start with yourself. So, I forgive myself for starving you, overworking you and ignoring any signs that you just wanted to be loved and taken care of.

I am here now, body, to declare my love for you. Please know that I appreciate you and am grateful for you. I am grateful that you allow me to breathe, to live and to experience so many challenges, heartbreaks, joy, sicknesses, accomplishments and victories.

Body, I love you. Thank you