Will you name three things you like about your body?
A "no" answer is not acceptable.
And for you smart alecks, a simple "yes" is not acceptable either. Consider it more of a directive than a question -- YOU (yes, I'm talking to you, the person reading this right now) -- name 3 things you like about your body. Ellie's rules -- "I don't mean three internal things or behaviors, I'm talking the physical. The parts we beat ourselves up over."
Honestly, I came up with two right away.
1. My calves -- Does that sound weird? My calves are strong and curvy. They come to a nice inward slope at my ankle. People have told me more than once that my legs (read: calves) look nice is a skirt.
2. My hair -- I love the natural color. Dark brown. I loved the blue too, but I've moved on. It's thick and generally doesn't give me too much grief. Even the silver that's showing up more often doesn't bother me too much.
The third thing I like about my body is proving to be elusive.
My boobs? Nope. Lopsided.
My hands? Bitten fingernails and unreliable grip.
My feet? Not since I walked across fresh, searing hot asphalt with no shoes on when I was 8.
Mike always says he likes my butt. I don't really ever look at it, so I can't say yes to that.
My stomach? Way too much of it to love, though I will give a nod of appreciation to its willingness to stretch itself to carry nearly 30 pounds of baby over the years.
Maybe my smile. I can't think of what it looks like right now. Annie suggested my eyes. I used to like them when I could consider them blue. Now they're more greenish, depending on what I'm wearing.
I think I have it.
3. My nose -- It's cute and smallish. When I see it on my kids faces, I always smile. Yes. I think I can definitely say I like my nose.
So it took a while, but I did get my 3 things I like about my body. What are yours?