It is really difficult to write to you. I feel ashamed to call you dear because I am so embarrassed for the way I have been to you. I used to hate you. I used to think you were the cause of all my pain. I gave you a hard time back in high school, didn't I? All I could do was call you names. I called you jiggly-thighs or cottage cheese ass. All I could do was think about what other people thought of you, when in reality, the relationship was always between you and me, not anybody else. I never congratulated or admired you for the accomplishments you have done. So here I am doing it now. It is better late than never, right?
Body... You are AMAZING. You can do SO much. I'm sorry that for so many years, I only looked at your imperfections. It's a shame that I never came to this realization in high school. Society made me look at your beautiful curves as chubby and fat. But I don't believe that anymore. You deserve to be treated with love and respect. Never again will I deprive you of much needed vitamins and minerals, drive you to complete exhaustion, or deny you of your well-deserved rest by pulling all-nighters for exams. I will treat you as my temple. I will nourish you and keep you healthy and active.
You and I, my dear, still have a whole life ahead of us. Let's be friends :)
With you forever,