I’ve had a hard time appreciating my self/body/soul for a long time. I’m not sure the cause of this struggle, but I am sure that I want to overcome it. I still struggle with it from time to time, but I feel that it is good enough if I am always trying to move towards that appreciation and love of me. My love and best friend, Mick, is always telling me to love myself. If you have not watched the movie “America the Beautiful” I highly recommend it. There is one part in it that really speaks to me. Eve Ensler is talking to an African tribal woman about liking their bodies and the African woman starts talking about loving every part of her body. Eve tells her she doesn’t know how to do that and the African woman tells her to think of their bodies as trees, that all the trees are different and that is the beauty of it, no one tree is better than the other. Now I don’t do it justice so you will have to go watch it for yourself, but the point is to love your tree! Your tree is beautiful, and I am learning that mine is, too!