By the time they are 13, most girls report that they are unhappy with their bodies. Interrupt Magazine decided to find out what younger girls do like about their bodies, and what they found was both inspiring and interesting. Many of the girls reported liking what their bodies can DO–draw, walk, run fast, dance–and one little girl simply said that her body is magic. What a refreshing perspective! And when you think about it, our bodies are pretty magical! As my 8 year-old daughter was saying last night (when she was supposed to be going to sleep!) “Isn’t it amazing that I’m talking right now because my brain is sending signals to my mouth???”
I rarely focus on all the things that my body can do–I’m usually too busy worrying about the clothes I can’t fit in, or how out of shape I am. These young girls convicted me to focus more on praising God for giving me a body that is fairly healthy and strong, and not spend so much time wishing it was different. What do YOU like about your body?
Images by Interrupt Magazine.