(photo: Apple Sore window caption: “From one gift come many”.)
Dear Son, from one gift, physical health, come many.
Please do not take offense if the following does not describe you now.
Yet know it IS achievable if we are willing to burn the ships of old habits, excuses, and fears.
Fun is in the physical freedom.
To taste the weirdly wonderful joy of loose fitting clothing.
To feel unembarrassed poolside or beachside. Or anywhere.
You are already youthful. Every 14 year old is.
But to feel strong, flexible, vibrant.
To feel deep personal integrity in our food choices and portions.
To place sleep on our high priority list.
We are lean when we are active and intentional.