Dear Body, I’m sorry for being so mean to you all of these years. I didn’t even realize I was putting you down when I was comparing you to other thinner people or scowling at the scale. I know you’re just doing the best you can. You’re human, right? I promise to be more loving and accepting of you. No matter what you weigh, I will love you with all my heart. You’re all I’ve got! We’re in this together. Do you forgive me? Thank you for keeping me healthy. I take this for granted. I’m amazed by all of the systems you keep track of that seem to work so seamlessly every day. Sometimes I don’t give you enough sleep or push you too hard when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. I know I can ignore you sometimes. I wish you would speak up for yourself. Instead you quietly pull through or break down into an illness. Okay, I get it. You’re real and you have feelings. You’re taking in stuff that I’m not even aware of. I realize this. I promise not to put you down anymore. I am so grateful for your strength and allowing me to feel and experience things I wouldn’t be able to do without a body. Can we be friends? I love you so much!