I Stand in Awe of My Body

“I stand in awe of my body” Henry David Thoreau.


This morning as I was getting ready, I caught a glimpse of myself walking by my full length mirror. I stopped and stood there pointing out, not all of the things I disliked about my body, but fixated on the beauty that I hold. Keep in mind that I only recently uncovered that full length mirror from the depths of my closet as I hid it years ago for fear of walking by it and seeing only the worse in me. Today, I only see my confidence exude from my pores at every glance.

I woke up one day about two years ago deciding that I was beautiful. With all of my bumps, curves, rolls, stretch marks and wobbly bits - these are simply just part of me. Every inch of me tells a story, strikes a memory or gives me comfort. In its entirety my body is a gift and I have such deep love and respect for having a body that can move. It’s been a long road to get to this stage, but I can confidently see the beauty, power and love that I hold, just as I am. Do yourself a life changing favor and just stand in front of your mirror tomorrow morning and be still - stand in awe of your body. Look at yourself deeply in the mirror - don’t just do a quick check and quickly move on. Unveil your confidence. Walk a bit taller. Take more risks. Allow yourself to get lost in the moment and laugh unapologetically. Recognize the miracle you have and embrace your gift. Promise to love yourself, even the wobbly bits. Jumpsuit by @torridfashion #curveswithkicks #selflove#bodypositivity #bodypositivity#iambeautiful

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