Why I'm Thankful For My Body
In spirit of the holiday, we pay homage to the highest performing machine out there.
If Thanksgiving gives us the chance to reflect on the things we appreciate, then our bodies deserve a little gratitude. It is thanks to these high-performing machines that we are able to live our lives to the fullest, and constantly evolve to improve ourselves and our surroundings. That’s why we asked some influential friends in different fields to share why they’re thankful for their bodies. From designers to actors, these diverse individuals share a common respect for the vehicle that allows them to stay vital, present, and strong. Read on.
"I'm thankful for my body because it gives me everything I need and at 32 years old, I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin than I do now. I'm always most grateful for the power of breath to keep me grounded and present.”
"I am thankful for the experiences I have had and the people I have met as a result of my body."
"I'm grateful for my body every day. I'm grateful for my ability to hear its signs and signals, to get it the food, movement and rest it requires to remain strong and vital."
"I’m thankful that my body is strong enough to allow me to spend hours and hours and hours paddleboarding on Shelter Island, admiring the work of my favorite designer - Mother Nature."
Brian Tyree Henry
"My body and my skin are what I'm most thankful for. To be born in the skin I'm in and to embrace all the richness of my culture is something I would never trade. My joy comes from always knowing that there is no such thing as shame with how I was made. And for that I'm thankful."