Share your appreciation.
Have you noticed that the word "love" gets tossed around a lot, whether genuinely or in an effort to sell a product in February? It seems like once the Christmas decorations are sold, stores start slinging all the heart pastels they can fit on their shelves. It begs the question, "How do we lead with authenticity at a time when words and feelings are being commodified?"
The word "appreciation" got our attention, specifically an appreciation for what our bodies are capable of. We ask a lot of them: from rehabilitating an injury to fighting the worst flu outbreak in years to giving birth to sitting on furniture that didn't have our bodies in mind when they were designed. And yet, if we're lucky, we're still here thriving, or at least moving, even if it's only through our breath. They change as we change, and instead of being upset at the reorganization of ourselves, we want to pause and appreciate the ability to change.
We're so incredibly appreciative to our bodies that are able to move, even if our movement has changed over the years from what we've asked of them. Have you sung an appreciation song to your body lately?