Food for Thought Fridays

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In the spirit of trying to establish a bit of routine (and since I LOVE routines), I have decided to start sharing a blog post written by someone else every Friday. I have a long list of these already that I’m eager to share with you, and each one has resonated deeply with me deeply.

So here’s the first!

Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece. This was passed around on the internet quite a bit a few months ago, but I’d also read it on Glennon’s blog, which I totally adore. She really tells it like it is, and usually has tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks. 

This particular piece struck a chord with me since I’m a new mom, mom to two little ones, mom to a daughter, and – if possible – even more self-conscious about my body now than I was at thirteen, with all the ways it has changed during and after these two pregnancies. But her article encouraged me and empowered me and I know it will for you also.

Here’s a little teaser in case you haven’t already clicked over to read the rest:

Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it’s all you’ve got to offer the world. Your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush. Whether your paintbrush is a tall paintbrush or a thin paintbrush or a stocky paintbrush or a scratched up paintbrush is completely irrelevant. What is relevant is that YOU HAVE A PAINTBRUSH which can be used to transfer your insides onto the canvas of your life — where others can see it and be inspired and comforted by it.

Now go read the whole thing HERE!

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