Dear Melissa’s body:
But other times? I can’t help but feel like we’ve got a lot more work left to do. Does everyone feel that way? I suppose it’s natural — I mean, we’re our own worst critics — and sometimes, you just can’t help comparing yourself to other people. I do want to apologize for that, though. Because that’s not really fair to us. Maybe I need to be a bit more gentle with myself and cut myself some slack when it comes to loving myself and my body. I’m sorry for all those times I’ve called you “fat.” I’m sorry for all the times I made you feel like ugly was all you were. I’m sorry for all the times I made you feel like your physical appearance determined your worth. It wasn’t fair. And it will never be fair. So, on that front, yes, we still have some work ahead of us.
I don’t mean this to sound depressing because I’m not trying to be. I promise. Maybe I’m trying to show you that I’m continuing to grow and am inviting you to keeping walking with me on this path I’m on. I think that if we joined forces, we could be a pretty powerful team, don’t you think? Dare I say it…we’d be unstoppable. If nothing else, please remember just how much I love you. After all, we’re all we’ve got. Let’s stick together, OK?? xoxo
[Second photo via We Heart It]