Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Beautiful Bodies

We are better. Finally.

No more fevers, coughs, runny noses, or moms in bed.

Aren't our bodies amazing? They know just how to rid themselves of a virus, bacterial infection, or other unwanted intruder. They can create new life. They tell you what they need - hunger, thirst, sleepiness, full bladder, sun, whatever it may be. They grow, they heal, and they provide. They even work without you telling them to.

But, our bodies are only as good to us as we treat them. What are we putting into our mouths? Is it food? Or is it hydrogenated soybean oil with corn syrup and too many preservatives to list? Are we exercising and strengthening our muscles and getting oxygen through our blood? Or are we missing out on that opportunity?

I have a renewed appreciation for my body after going through this last round of sickness. I will take better care of it. It is a gift.


Johnson-n-Johnson said...

Amber, that last photo of you is beautiful. You continue to inspire me in so many ways. I am grateful for your friendship!