Let’s Lighten Up

Ladies, just for today…okay, every day! Let’s lighten up! As I look in the mirror I have a…

Ladies, just for today…okay, every day! Let’s lighten up!

As I look in the mirror I have a great thought
Just for today, I’ll like what I’ve got
From morning to night I’ll cut me some slack
And not catalog all the things that I lack

I won’t waste one minute bemoaning my weight
Just for today I won’t say the word “hate”
When I look in the mirror at my cellulite thighs
I won’t blame my ancestors and heave a big sigh

I’ll celebrate their shape, how sturdy and round
And be thankful they keep my rear end off the ground
I won’t wear a big shirt to keep my hips hid
I’ll be happy I had them to carry my kids

When I pull my shirt on, down over my breasts
I won’t focus on how they’ve slid down my chest
I’ll be grateful I have them, my mammogram’s clear
I’ll send some thoughts to some ladies I know have been there

Today, when I gaze at my face in the mirror
I’ll cherish each wrinkle that time has put there
The laugh lines are gifts God has given to me
To remind me that life can be so funny

I’ve lines by my eyes from days in the sun
Spent with my children having some fun
Oh, I have some gray hair, but I’ll not pull it out
I’ll leave it right there and just think about

The memories I’ve made and the years yet to come
This body of mine, well, it gets the job done
Just for today I’ll give me a break
I’ll eat what I want and I won’t hesitate

I know I’m too old to be referred to as “cute”
But today I look good in my birthday suit!
There are so many more things more important in life
I hope I’m remembered as a good mom and a wife

The years come and they go and in the end
I’ll count myself lucky that I’m my best friend
Just for today let’s say “Enough is enough!”
Let’s promise ourselves we won’t sweat the small stuff.

Written by: Kala Cota

I’m a work in progress, but I’m learning to let go!
Have a great day, Everybody!

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