Monday, 12 November 2012

To My Body I Promise

Dear Beautiful Little Defective Body of Mine,

We have sure had our ups and downs. And we have not always had the healthiest relationship. You were constantly falling short, and I have struggled to love you.

I wanted you to be more. I wanted you to be healthier. I wanted you to be stronger. I wanted you to be better. I wanted you to be different. I wanted life to be different.

I took my frustrations out on you. Sometimes I punished you with unhealthy foods in unhealthy quantities. Other times I deprived you and pushed you too hard. I was critical. I was hurtful. And I was mean. But I was angry, and so very sad. I can see now that you did the best you could with what you had, and what I was giving you. For all of this - please know that I am truly sorry.


Today, despite your flaws, I can finally see all of your beauty. The scars that mark your skin signify the hard battle you have fought and the strength you possess. It has been a tough year, and I know it has been hard on both of I us. I have asked a lot of you, but I have learned to love you better now.

I will never forget all that you are, or question what you are capable of.
We are in this together.
So I promise to love you and care for you the way you do for me.
Thank you for all that you do, and for being perfectly imperfect.

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

13 comments:

  1. beautiful doll ... just inspiring ... you're a great example and role model for me, your body has been through so much more than I have and yet you have such a positive outlook and appreciate it so often, I can only hope that one day I can say the same for mine

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  2. Well done! I can see a future of happily ever after for you and your body!

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  3. Gah I feel like all of us, darwinian fails or not, can relate. This is a great reminder to love our bodies more. Xo

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  4. Awesome post. I'm definitely going to share this!

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  5. Battle scars are to be celebrated . . . as are your strong body & mind!

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  6. This is a beautiful post Krysten. It's so easy to be critical of ourselves and not always take note of all the amazing things that our bodies allow us to do. But I think that the scars and flaws are what make us beautiful and distinctive - they give us the stories to tell and to share and to inspire others. And you, my friend, are an incredible inspiration.

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  7. What a great promise to make to yourself!

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  8. This is lovely. It's a hard thing to remember day after day. It's so easy to go too far in one direction or another, harder sometimes to be kind and compassionate with self than others (let along be smart as a driven athlete!). Before my cancer surgery, I read a description of scars as "proud flesh" and decided to try to think of my scar that way - that it was a statement of "I'm still here!"

    Wishing you all the best...

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  9. i think these words are echoed by every WOMAN and MAN out there. Thank YOU!

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  10. So true! Our bodies get us through so much! We have to treat them well.

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  11. You are a beauty...inside and out!

    xo

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  12. awww love this, so sweet, honest and inspiring

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  13. Your words, thoughts, feelings brought me to tears... xoxo

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