Women’s bodies are often portrayed as objects and discussed in terms of appearance. But, as we all know, bodies are so much more than how they look. Bodies DO things. We are trained to focus on the looks which often prevents us from considering the capabilities. So let’s pause and do that, eh?
I am continually amazed at my body’s ability to power through illness and crisis unscathed … and then break down completely into exhaustion as if crying, “Mercy!” I actually find this to be incredibly endearing, as it’s the powering-through that really matters to me. A little well-deserved rest or sick break afterwards is always welcome.
I am ridiculously flexible and always have been. And although my finicky back has decreased my Gumby-like contortions somewhat, I am constantly grateful to be a limber gal.
This will sound odd, but my body is a really good pinch-hitter. NOT in baseball, but in anything else physical. Meaning tasks that I don’t regularly do and don’t really expect to have to do, but am sometimes called upon to … well, do. I don’t enjoy carrying heavy objects or walking for miles in the heat or being forced to stand very, very still … but my body will do these things without a single complaint for as long as the situation warrants.
When are you most aware of what your body does well? What are some things that it does for you on a regular basis that deserve acknowledgment?