Love Letter to My Body

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As you know I found this huge list of hundreds of ideas for a post, and this one happened to catch my eye, and not for the reasons you might think, as to what the title indicates. You see, as you have read some of my posts lately, I have been really struggling to get going again, with my flop on Day Trading, and my online store not producing I really have not had my heart into writing. So, for that reason, I saw this title and thought to myself what can I say to myself, that maybe get me started again, and possibly get me out of this dark place I am in. So let us see what I can come up with…

Dear Body,

I am not sure if remember the days that you use to work out, lift weights and run at least a couple of miles every other day – what happened? I mean I know that you work long hours, and you have kids and wife that take up quite a bit of your time, but has it really gotten that bad that you are simply neglecting yourself?

Come on, I know you have seen the news, social media, and whatever else is out there that blows you up with information, but there are thousands, if not millions of other people going through a lot worse than you are, and yet they keep pushing forward. I know you are simply done with it all, and you don’t feel like anything is working in your favor, and even when you do try, it all seems to fall apart at the end. I know that you have been through a lot, and maybe a lot more than normal people have, but look around and see what you have accomplished. If you don’t think it is enough, you are absolutely wrong, because there are a lot of people out there that wish they had but an ounce of what you have, think about it. You have a roof over your head, food on the table, a job, maybe not the best job, but a job, you have a great pair of kids, one in college, which you are paying for and one in middle school that is already shining bright like a star – you need to think about these things and really step back and look closely, that you are doing just fine, maybe better than just fine.

Take today, for instance, you got up like you always do, went to work and worked hard, and there are those days that you share a bit of your experience with someone younger. Come on, look at that recommendation you got from a previous co-worker, it was amazing. You inspired them to do more and guess what they did, and they thanked you for it. Success might not be at every corner, and there might be days, weeks, or even months where a dry spell might happen, but if you look back at your life, you had a lot of those dry spells, and guess what, look at where you are at now, in front of a computer, trying each day and pushing forward. Your attempts are not futile, they place you closer to where you need to be if you believe. I know, I know, you are simply done with it all, and maybe you are right, maybe it is time to just throw your hands in the air and just go with the flow, like a robot and pass on to the afterlife as though you might not have ever existed.

Is that what you really want, truly want for yourself, to destroy the dreams of that young kid that had to go with his mom to the back of a Safeway to look through the garbage and see if there was anything not spoiled that you could eat. You told yourself that day, that this wasn’t going to be you when you got older. That kid had a dream, had a goal, and yes it has been a lot of struggles throughout the years, some of them nightmares, but I believe that you have enough within you to get you through these final years and place you at the point that that kid wanted to be at when he got older. So, get your freaking self-up, stop your whining, and do what that kid set out to do all those years ago. Your mom is watching, you know that right, so it is time to forge ahead.



Picture credit to quotefancy (David Beckham)

As always, I am humbled that you took a moment out of your busy day to read my post, and with that, I would like to leave you with a thought by Frances Willard (1839-1898) who was an educator, “I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

I just purchased this book, and it will arrive tomorrow. Once I am done, I will go ahead and post what I think about it.

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Strange but true, I was born in San Salvador, as an abroad US citizen. It sounds strange, but you see, my mother was 5 months pregnant and happen to be visiting San Salvador. She slipped and fell in a pool and well, I was born. I am a twin, but unfortunately, he did not make and I did. My mother’s side of the family happens to be well of, and I had the opportunity to live a nice life early in my childhood. You know, private school, servant, nice home, and vacations. Things change when my mother decided to follow my father to the United States and well, that is where my story begins. I started a blog a while back, but life sort of hit and I left it behind, but now as I am a bit older, I decided I needed an avenue to share my experiences with others, while at the same time allowing me to open up and talk like I am on someone’s couch, I guess you could say. This blog will be more like an open book, created by experiences that I have had throughout my life. Experiences that many could relate to and what I did or how I handled it, you know after the fact. You never know there just might be a piece of information, idea, an option that someone could use and it would help them through the experience. Just remember these are my experiences, things I have been through, work through, and lived through – it does not mean I am right, but it does not mean I am wrong – it is simply an experience.

3 thoughts on “Love Letter to My Body

  1. I really enjoyed this post. I completely related to your feelings about losing a thread you had when you were younger. Life often gets in the way of other plans. I really want to check out that book. I didn’t even know it existed. Looking forward to reading your thoughts about it.

    1. Thank you, I appreciate the comment. I just got it in my hands today, and I will begin reading it today and of course post my thoughts on it and see how to relate it to my life. Thanks again.

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