Dear Body, 

I remember the first time I was told that you were not good enough for me.  I was encouraged to change you into how society thought you should be.  At times I put you through the most drastic tests to prove to me that you were worthy.  Countless times I spoke to you with anger and hatred in my voice.  I made you feel stress, exhaustion and unrelenting pain. 

I want you to know that I have changed.  I realize that you are the only one for me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I now see that I have treated you so unfairly. I never listened to you, and for too many years we struggled to connect and work together as a team.  

I am so incredibly sorry for all the pain I have caused.  I regret wasting so much time nurturing my negative feelings.  I wish that I could have seen sooner how amazing you truly are. 

I am learning to love every aspect of you, even what some may see as “flaws”.  I need you in my life; together we are a force to be reckoned with.  I promise that I will never take you for granted again.  You look different now, more confident… happy. I will continue to work on our communication and I am grateful for what we have experienced together.  I admire your strength and your resilience.    

I look forward to all of the years ahead that we can be together.  Thank you for being patient with me and for giving me a second chance. I love you. 


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