Usually when I give thanks, its for people, things and events in my life. However the other day I found myself wanting to give thanks for my body….all aspects of my body. Many of us are not all that happy with our bodies – they could be thinner, younger, faster, stronger, more beautiful, more proportional, more functional….and the list goes on.
But the body you have is AMAZING! It’s the peak of God’s creativity. So, take a few minutes to go into the depths of your body and give thanks for all the aspects that you can think of. Use my little guide below to lead you into your own expansive litany of body thanks. Feel free to write or draw your thoughts.
I thank you for my fingers and hands and arms…
for the way they….
and the way they…
and the fact that they…
I thank you for my torso and chest (or breasts)
I thank you for my stomach and mouth and the ability to taste
I thank you for my lungs and nose and the ability to smell
I thank you for my sexuality and the ability to recreate and to give and receive pleasure
I thank you for my heart and veins and arteries
I thank you for my bones and muscles and my ability to move and stretch
I thank you for my brain and nerves and the ability to think and feel
I thank you for my soul and my ability to connect with you