I love you. I might not have said that many years ago. I despised my tiny frame, my brown skin, my big lips … the list could go on. When I was younger, you were my worst enemy, but things have changed. Getting older, I realize how much I love you. The features that I had despised are things that I come to love and the things that people love about me. My tiny frame is valued, my brown skin glows and my lips are luscious. More importantly, I’m learning to love my body from the inside out. I’m not only feeding my body with vitamins, healthy food and water, but my soul with laughs and love from friends and family and my brain with knowledge and wisdom. If I wanted to know what unconditional love is all I have to do is look in the mirror. Thank you for being there for me and just know I’ll be there for you.