It’s that time again – time to Love EVERY Body! This month we’re focusing on shoulders, arms, and hands.
Let’s start from the top – my shoulders.
My shoulders are strong even though they carry the weight of all my stress. (If anyone would care to offer free massages, I’m always up for that!) They provide a solid support for my arms enabling them to rotate, swing, move, and dance freely.
One of my favorite features on my body is imprinted on the back of my neck, my first and only tattoo, a Cantonese symbol meaning strength. It is a beautiful reminder that I am much stronger than I give myself credit for and capable of overcoming anything that is thrown at me. It is also a reminder of a very special person who was once in my life and will always have a special place in my heart.
So I guess the real question now is: do you have tickets for the gun show?
Okay, so maybe my arms are a little too soft and mushy to be guns. And maybe they spend most of their time hidden beneath layers of clothing making tickets to any show impossible to find. But they are capable of amazing things.
My arms have always been large, no matter my size. And now they are also wobbly and flabby, but they are the reason I am able to experience so many joys in my life. I can hug my loved ones. Snuggle with my babies. Dance arm in arm with my boyfriend. Carry my 6 month old niece. Enjoy bowling with the family. And so much more.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle … and Other Things
My hands and wrists are soft and gentle, but are starting to ache with the repetitiveness of life. I suffer from the beginning pains of what I’m sure will develop into carpal tunnel syndrome. Even so, I enjoy dressing up my wrists with bracelets, my fingers with rings, and my nails with brightly colored nail polish in an attempt to give people a glimpse of my personality. (Also, just because I really like pretty colors.)
It’s a Team Effort
Together my shoulders, arms, and hands work incredible magic. My arms are the instruments that guide my hands when I jot down brilliant ideas, write sweet letters, create delicious meals, flip through the Netflix menu, hold a glass filled with my favorite wine, drive myself around town, type my blog posts, snap photos, and/or simply hold hands with my boyfriend. And all of these make this blogger a very happy camper!
So maybe it is time to shed the layers and offer a few free tickets to this gun show. After all, I did manage to venture outside of my comfort zone last weekend when I donned a sleeveless top. And guess what. The world did not end! There just may be hope for this girl! 🙂
What’s your favorite thing to do with your guns? Leave me a comment and let me know!