Welcome to our first post in a new series – Purely Positive. Posts to bring you nothing but positive vibes, motivation and inspiration. Mummy has read a trillion posts this past week or so about other peoples New Years Resolutions, goals, aims etc and a lot are about people wanting to change. Not being happy with themselves in some way – be it their size, shape, weight or wobbly bits. Mummy’s New Year Goals were a little different, but they are goals she is really embracing.
Mummy was struck down on Friday by a nasty bug – it gave her terrible pain, then made her get unstoppable body shakes, before she was violently sick. It was very quick, and very scary. It has left Mummy, a couple of days later, weak, with severe aches and pains in different parts of her body, no energy and very tired. It frightened her, and frightened us. Being on her own with us, it reminded her of how alone we are at a time like this.
It made Mummy think about how we take our health – and our bodies – for granted. If something like this happens – or heavens forbid, something worse, where does it leave us? We can’t do anything unless we are well.
Mummy decided, almost four years ago when she was pregnant with me, to embrace her body. To stop worrying about her weight, her size and to be thankful for her body which was doing the remarkable job of nurturing and growing me! She marvelled at her first sight of me – and my perfect little tiny body, and how she had produced me (with a little help from Daddy of course!)
We are amazing! We embrace our bodies, wobbles and all, as the amazing things they are. I love running around in the nud, with everything free – it makes Mummy and my bro and sis giggle. My utter acceptance of my little body, learning about my bits and bobs and what they do! They love me as I am, and I love them as they are. I love Mummy for being my Mummy – not how thin she is, or what size she is. I don’t see her wobbly tummy or big squishy bottom! She is my Mummy and I love her just the way she is.
So, people (especially ladies) try thinking like this;
Celebrate your body for what it does. It is an incredible machine, it makes and gives birth to babies, it allows us to move, to breath, to live. It feeds our babies, it keeps us warm or cool, it gives us sight and smell, taste and touch. Every single body is amazing.
See yourself through your childs eyes. They love you no matter what. Love yourself, make peace with yourself. Accept yourself.
We are amazing, aren’t we?!