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Appreciate Your Body And Yourself

“This was my shame. This was my horror. ⁣⁣But today, I have no hesitation. ⁣⁣No nerves. ⁣⁣No ‘oh my gosh what will they say?’ ⁣⁣Just peace. ⁣⁣
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Because I understand now. I understand that this is just the human body. ⁣⁣
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This is a body that has carried three amazing children. ⁣⁣
This is a body that has been a range of weights swinging 110lbs in difference. ⁣⁣
This is a body that used to feel worthless and now feels strong. ⁣⁣
This is a body that needs to be fed with love, attention, kindness and good food. ⁣⁣
This is a body, and through PRACTICE and EFFORT and EXERCISE in self-care, I have grown to love. ⁣⁣
This is a body that I will use to help show others that they are not alone in their bodies. ⁣⁣
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My friends, this is your life. This is your body. Whether you’re tall or small, curvy or striped, this is you. And you ARE beautiful. ⁣⁣
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It may take time to grasp these things. It’s not something that you SUDDENLY magically feel ok with, but the effort in hate is more draining than the effort in love. So, practice. Practice. ⁣⁣
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Because it took years of words, pictures of perfection and endless comparisons to create the voice inside your head to where it is today, one that said you were not enough. And now it’s time to unlearn, to redirect. ⁣⁣
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Now it’s time to fill it with new words, new pictures, and valuable connections. ⁣⁣
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Now it’s time to live. Really live. ⁣⁣
With peace, and understanding. ⁣⁣
And a love that will not just fill you, but pour into others. ⁣⁣
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Spreading the truths for more to know. 🔅⁣⁣

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That self-love thing, it’s kind of oh-so-worth it. ⁣⁣
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So, practice. ❤️⁣”

Beautiful words and image by 📷: @thebirdspapaya on Instagram ❤️

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streets_voyagers
streets_voyagers
1 month ago

So beautifully written😍

marylouisemartello
marylouisemartello
1 month ago

Thank you!

connyvandervelde
connyvandervelde
1 month ago

Topper!!💋

zwilling_si
zwilling_si
1 month ago

Sehr mutig ! Mein RESPEKT ❣

tantelilalisa
tantelilalisa
1 month ago

💪ich sehe auch so aus, egal du bist wunderschön💜

_raupe_nimmer_satt_
_raupe_nimmer_satt_
1 month ago

Beautiful ❤️

avaye.banan
avaye.banan
1 month ago

👏👏👏

my_world_2501
my_world_2501
1 month ago

👍

gracembg8
gracembg8
1 month ago

👏👏👏👏

blackdogs17
blackdogs17
1 month ago

You are beautiful and brave💛

love_ty_alkharrat
love_ty_alkharrat
1 month ago

Beautiful!!!🌷👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

life._.zhila
life._.zhila
1 month ago

👏👏👏👌

annacarino
annacarino
1 month ago

❤️

shahrzaddaneshmand1367
shahrzaddaneshmand1367
1 month ago

👏👏👏

bjbaransi
bjbaransi
1 month ago

You should be proud of who you are and never be ashamed of your God giving body .

barirazahid
barirazahid
1 month ago

❤️

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