I think we could all write a thank you letter to our bodies. I know that I feel I ought to thank mine. A letter to thank it for all that it has endured, supported, and maintained me, for all that it does for me, through sometimes less than ideal conditions. And some of these conditions are our own choices which are not the best choices for our bodies.
Imagine the poor food choices we sometimes make, or our decisions to prioritize other things over getting enough sleep, rest, exercise, and healing. Now imagine writing a letter thanking your body for continuing to work and strive for you regardless of these poor choices that you have sometimes been making.
Imagine writing thanks for the amazing journey your feet are taking you on, and all the incredible places they have carried you to, through, and away from. If you have children you will want to thank your reproductive system for the miraculous gift it has helped give you. Your hands for the ability to reach out and touch. Think of the hands you have held, little and big, young and old. Your eyes and ears and taste buds for the experience of the beauty in the arts, beholding nature, listening to music and the sound of your loved ones talking to you, and the taste of wondrous foods. Your sense of scent for being able to appreciate the way it smells after it has rained.
You can thank any and all parts of your body and your senses. Write from the soul, and the heart. You can write the letter in your journal. It can be a longer letter or just a few simple “thank you” phrases. Let’s acknowledge our bodies for the tremendous gift that they give us each and every moment.