Are You Thankful for Your Body?

Of all the feelings you direct toward your body, how often do you express gratitude?

Many of us are angry or frustrated that we’re too large, too thin, too weak, too this or too that. Some of us feel shame, guilt or even fear about our bodies.

The desire to make our bodies healthier and stronger is positive. But I think that intention is best served in a package of gratitude. If we can be grateful for our body in its current form – and accept it as it is today – then I think our transformation comes from a place of true power. And if you are grateful for your body, then you are more likely to nourish it with healthy foods and actions. It’s an upward spiral.

Gratitude can lift us from a world of low frequency emotions like shame, guilt and anger into the higher frequency emotions of willingness, acceptance and love. It’s like a ladder on which we can climb out of the darkness.

Today, on the day before Thanksgiving, I give thanks to my miraculous human body. And I invite you to do the same. Regardless of where you’re at or what you’d like to change, give thanks.

What about your body inspires gratitude? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. I’d like to thank your miraculous human body too. (Smack, Pinch, Smack, Pinch) OK, back to reality. Seriously… Thank you so much for all that you do. Your articles are focused, inspiring and somewhere down the road I truly believe they will be life-changing for me. I hope you have the happiest of holiday, Davey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Have a good Thanksgiving Davey Wavey!

  3. In the words of the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler)

    I’m not too short, I’m not too tall,
    I’m not too big, I’m not too small.
    I’m not too white, I’m not too black,
    I’m not too this, I’m not too that.

    I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful, damn it!
    I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful, damn it!

  4. My body is the coolest, most awesome toy I could possibly imagine owning. The things it can do are so amazing and it keeps learning to do new tricks. Keeping it sharp and in shape means that I can have more fun for years and years. And when I’m in a generous mood I sometimes allow others to have fun with it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Bherny Tepox says:

    Actually I love myself:)i’m beautiful:)

  6. I am a professional ballet dancer, so my body needs to always be able to perform at it’s best. I am grateful that my body let’s me do to it what I do every day of the week. There are of course days that i struggle, like if an older injury acts up or something, but I know there’s a way to fix it and eventually my body heals itself. It allows me to express myself beautifully.