Last night, for the first time in a long time, I took a look at myself in the mirror. A good look. In a big mirror. With no clothes on. Guess what, it wasn’t as bad as I thought! I’ve been a mother for 18 months now, a nursing mother, and aside from the usual wear and tear, I have to say, I felt like I was looking pretty good!
The first thing I noticed was a huge bruise on the side of my leg that I didn’t even know was there. It was very purple, so it’s probably been there for a little while, although I have no idea where it came from. Next, I spent some time checking my stomach out. My flat stomach. Okay, my flat-ish stomach. There’s a scar from my c-section, that is so much a part of me now that I don’t remember my stomach without it.
I had to work up my nerve to take a peek at my booty. I mean, really, when is the last time you took a close up look at your booty? I’ll keep it brief because this is NOT that type of blog, but just know that I was not disappointed! All the walking that I do really pays off! Finally, my breasts. They’ve been nurturing my daughter for her whole life, and it was weird that after nearly 30 years of wanting bigger boobs, I realize that I am finally satisfied with what I have. No, not satisfied, pleased. Blessed. Grateful, even. I have to admit ya’ll, they’re perfect…for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better pair!
I’m not sure what prompted me to take that long look in the mirror, but I’m glad I did. It made me remember how blessed I am for each and every part of me. This morning, I woke up, and I felt beautiful. Really, really beautiful! I want to encourage you to take a look in your mirror. Don’t look for negatives, find those things that are beautiful and unique about your body, and be grateful for each and every limb.
*The picture up top is of me this morning feeling beautiful…can’t you tell I’m in a good mood! I thought about taking a picture last night while I was looking in the mirror. I decided against it. 🙂