On this Valentine’s Day, I want to tell you how much I love you. We have been through a lot together lately and I really appreciate how hard you have been working during this tough time. I know you are achy, cold, dry and tired. I know you have been gaining weight – it’s not your fault. This thyroid thing has hit us hard and I know you have been trying your best to deal it. You are amazing and I am in awe of how strong you are. Your strength inspires my spirit to try harder.
I need you to know how sorry I am that I have not appreciated you for most of the time we have been together. I have judged you, Body. You were never to blame, always there for me, carrying me through life. I criticized you when you were 120 pounds, 175 pounds and everything in between. I took you for granted during years of late nights and partying. I pushed you to your brink on countless adventures. I fed you junk, I starved you and I dragged you through one diet after another. I did all of this to you without even one tiny little bit of appreciation. Not one thank you.
Let’s put all of that in the past, Body. I promise you I will honor, appreciate and love you every day for the rest of our life. I will do every possible thing I can to give you what you need. You are strong, beautiful, graceful and wise and I will do my best every day to mirror those qualities back to you. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.