During the last period, in my daily gratitude practice, I’m reflecting a lot about how grateful I am for my functioning body.
We only tend to notice how good our body worked when something is wrong with it and we get, for example, injured or sick. Furthermore we are always too negative about our body shape and we wish we were thinner or fitter.
What we forget is that our body hosts us and gives us the possibility to do and reach whatever we want. We can walk, spring, drive, carry heavy things and exercise. Its health is not something we should take for granted.
So be grateful for your body, honor it and be gentle with it: after all it gives your mind a place to be without setting any condition.