Today I Love …

I got the idea to do this post from Amber, who got the idea from Caitlin for Change the Way You See – Not the Way You Look Week

It’s all too easy to look in the mirror and see nothing but flaws. I know, because sometimes, that’s all I seem to do. A little belly fat here, a little weird body hair there … it all makes you self conscious.

It’s interesting; the same day I stumbled upon this amazing idea to promoting loving yourself for who you are, Kyle told me that he never notices all the little flaws I seem to find in myself. He said that the only time he ever notices is when I’m picking or poking at something on myself. This just made me think: I need to love myself more.

Today, I love my  shoulders and arms. Sure, they’re out of proportion to the rest of my body, but they’re wonderfully strong. My shoulders are there for someone to cry on, my arms are always open for a hug when you need it.

My ginormous arms and shoulders are courtesy of my dad’s side of the family, where they’re not petite, fragile Chinese women but wonderfully healthy and stocky. Chow women are strong women!

I’m ready for the gun show, to point out which way the beach is and to point out the gum on my shoe. I love my arms.

What do you love about your body today?

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