I remember how I looked as a young mother. My body was thin and full of energy.
I remember times when I could jump and run with ease. Times when I could chase down running toddlers.
I remember when I could always find my car keys, where I parked my car in the grocery store lot, what I ate for lunch yesterday.
Today I am making peace with the past and loving the person I am now. I am embracing the parts that look back at me in the mirror. The parts that sag, the hair that is always curly, the scars on my knees, the wrinkles where there used to be smooth skin. Today I am acknowledging that I am wonderful just as I am.
I am realizing that I don't have to wait for validation from others. I don't have to wait to lose unwanted pounds to love myself. I can love myself in this very moment and that is what I choose to do.
I hope you are choosing to love yourself in this moment, too.