Monday, June 10, 2013

An Open Letter of Apology

Dear Galactically Bada** Body,

I owe you an apology. In a big way.

I’m sorry for all the time I spent cussing you for not being what I wanted. I apologize for verbally abusing you. You never deserved it.

I apologize for not wearing sunscreen as a teenager.
And for not wearing sunscreen last week....
For Failure to Rescue
For Failure to Hydrate.
For Failure to properly Fuel.

I am really wicked sorry about my habit of “ignoring symptoms”. It’s unfair to you and I appreciate that if I listened when you whispered, I wouldn’t have to cover my ears when you shout.

I am sorry for all the times I didn’t see you for the beautiful thing that you are.
For setting you aside to do something else.
For “tomorrow I’ll....” and the tomorrows that never came.

Most of all, I am sorry for accusing you of failing me, when I am the one who has failed you. You are my responsibility, my companion, and my vessel.

Now that I better understand that, I will strive to be a good steward of the wealth of gifts that you have bestowed upon me.




Pam said...

If blogger had a "like" button, I would click it.

Michelle Dragoo said...

what Pam said...gosh, the turmoil we cause on our bodies with no second thoughts, especially in our younger days!

Dave Warfel said...

You love your body, and your body loves you. The perfect match. Amen to having a conversation with it. Many people go through life without even as much as a second thought about their bodies.

You're ahead of the game, g. And if I can speak for your body, I'm pretty sure she says, "Apology accepted. Now LET'S DO THIS!"

JoeDA1 said...

Seriously, you impossible not to love! So happy you are in my life! Now take a damn rest day!