I have mentioned previously that I am reading Simple Abundance.
(disclaimer: I paid for the book myself on Amazon and I get nothing in return for this fine endorsement. Except the satisfaction of knowing that I am passing on a good read to friends.)
Yesterday's essay focused on learning to accept who we are. It asked the reader to stare at herself in the mirror (actually I think it said "gaze lovingly") and list ten things about her body that she loves.
Having just loudly proclaimed to the entire virtual universe that I am NOT defined by my outer appearance, I found this exercise both serendipitously timely and quite difficult. In fact, it took me a full 24 hours to come up with a list of ten items.
So, in no particular order, ten things I love about my body:
4. My earlobes. Yes, I was grasping when I came up with this one. But they are nice earlobes, not too big, not too small, perfect for the type of earrings I like to wear. Don't you agree?
5. My laugh. Okay, not sure that qualifies, but I'm going with it. I like the sound of my laugh - deep and hearty. Nothing fake about me when I laugh.
7. My upper arms are still firm, not saggy. Guess strength training at the gym does help.