Hi friends! I realized late this evening my distribution message for yesterday’s post never went out. I actually scheduled this to be sent as normal, but there must have been a glitch in the system.
Today’s reading begins on page 186, Happy Medium.
Hi, I’m Starr and if I wrote this chapter it would be titled Happy Large or even Happy Xtra Large. Anybody with me??
I’m coming to love my own body and this baby belly pooch that doesn’t want to sink back in after baby #3. It is part of me.
Don’t get me wrong – this doesn’t give me an excuse to live an unhealthy life and not take care of the temple God has given. No. Not at all.
But it does give me permission to not constantly stress over where I am currently and to be OK looking in the mirror and not see airbrushed skinny looking back at me.
I can choose to be OK when my sister and her bff post photos on Facebook of me on the beach in a bathing suit. Gosh I wish they didn’t, but y’all. It’s real life.
This is the beat of my heart: to experience grace and nourishment, and to offer it, one in each hand, to every person I meet – grace and nourishment. You can rest. You don’t have to starve.
In fact, you can enjoy a doughnut every now and then. 🙂
I want to offer grace and give grace to myself.
I want to offer nourishment and make sure I get some too.
I want to offer encouragement – without starving my own family and my own soul.
Friends – let’s all make sure being present over perfect includes taking care of our own bodies too. You are loved just as you are – right now, whatever size you are.
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