30 Things: Gratitude for My Body

 

I see the magazines working that Photoshop
We know that sh** ain’t real
Come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top”
~Meghan Trainer, “All About That Bass”

Only human beings would take something beautiful that God made (Genesis 1:17) and try to make it more beautiful in our own eyes.

Today, so many women don’t feel comfortable in their own body because society tells them they are not good enough, skinny enough, or pretty enough. It’s time to stop. Those glossy photos in the magazines aren’t real. Real women don’t look like that. Even the models don’t look like that. It’s an illusion. It’s a lie.

“Yeah, it’s clear, I ain’t no size two.” Meghan Trainer

Nope. I am not. My body, even though I don’t measure up to the body image of society, was created by a loving artist, the master creator. For that, I am grateful.

Embrace your body with muffin top and all. Make a priority to make healthy choices, but love yourself where you are right now. Don’t wait to love yourself when you are that magic size.

Your body was wonderfully and lovely made. (Isaiah 64:8) Show gratitude for that. Celebrate it.

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  1. Exactly! My mom called me tonight and spoke to me about my aunt was is fading away because of cancer. My mom said she is skin and bones and struggling, it made me realise how blessed again we are for healthy bodies – muffin tops and all. Our bodies are beautiful, we need to love and celebrate them! In this our bodies are beautiful, everyday and we must love it!

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  2. I use to be a marathon runner, but since having two pregnancies and two kids, I don’t have time for that anymore and my body is obviously not the same. But when I get discouraged, I try to remember what a blessing it is that I can walk, talk, etc. I have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for the reminder!

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