I love my hair. I love my blue eyes.

It’s Wednesday and we all know what that means. It’s time for Made in His Image’s Wednesday Inspiration ( I promise I’m coming up with a more creative name). But in the meantime, that will do.

A woman emailed me yesterday and said, “I just don’t know if I can do it.” She was referring to her recovery.

FALSE! YOU CAN DO IT! YOU MUST ALWAYS HOPE!! YOU MUST ALWAYS FIGHT TO GET BETTER!

Instead of focusing on what you dislike about your body, how about you choose one thing you like about it. I did that when I was recovering. I wrote a list in my journal and here is what it said.

I love my hair. I love my blue eyes. I love that I have long legs. I love my cheekbones. 

Then I wrote, I love that I like to run. I love that I’m good at it. I love that I can create things with my hands. I love that I can swim in the ocean. 

So what about you? If you can’t make a list, then just choose one thing that you like about your body and thank God for making you that way. Then you can make a list of other talents you have. And everyone has a talent.

Come on, you can do it. You can choose one thing, everyone can.

Today, I will not count calories. I will not eat numbers. I will eat food that will nurture my body and help it grow and thrive. I will not feel guilty. I will smile because I am alive another day in the beautiful world and because I am one step closer to being healthy and happy.

Always remember, YOU are the Heavenly Father’s daughter, created for greatness in His image and likeness. You have inherent worth as a daughter of God. You are an heir to the Kingdom of God.

You are loved by the gentlest and most compassionate Father in Heaven.

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