“I feel grateful because gratitude sets you up. Gratitude is not the same thing as being naive or settling. It’s being in a position I never thought I’d be in - I never thought I’d travel out of the US. I was not raised with expectations of myself that were that grand.“ Happy 43rd birthday, Amy Adams! (August 20, 1974)
You give him the love you’ve been dying to receive. You give him the words you constructed and carefully crafted your whole life for yourself just to make him feel the warm breeze of your embrace. You give him the air left inside your lungs even if you know you cannot get enough of it beneath the crowded walls to support your own life. But that’s how you know you love someone—you give them everything you’ve always been dying to have.
Your body is capable of almost anything if you treat it the way it deserves to be treated. You can climb mountains, run for miles and bend in ways that make people cringe, with the nourishment and love that you should always be striving to give it. Try loving your body, treat it as if it is a old friend, as if you want it to function into old age, and see what your body gives you back.