Today, I chose to love my body.
Early on in the morning, it announced to me that today would be a PMS day. This filled me with dread. My gut felt like I had been kicked by a horse. My skin was so dry it was driving me to distraction. My brain was fuzzy and I just didn't feel like I could deal with life at all. Latent crabbiness kept trying to rear its ugly head.
Then came the donation of Dunkin' Donuts. Really? You gotta be kidding me.
I resisted - not by much (I spent the day longing for a chocolate-frosted bavarian-creme filled bit of deliciousness) - but I resisted. My body definitely thought we should have a donut ("or two") as a consolation for the wretchedly miserable way it was feeling. But I remembered to love it enough for discipline.
God is good. The next donation of the day came from Whole Foods - fresh veggies! With overwhelming child-like delight I picked through the box and picked out a feast of fresh veggies.
After work I treated my body to an hour of walking along the lake. After that I cooked up the veggie feast and savored it well.
Happy Valentine's Day, body. I just might learn to love you yet.