What’s on Your Mind?
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“What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, October 2018

What’s on Your Mind?

Sometimes I don’t like the way I look. How can I learn to love my body?

—Not Sure in Nashville

Friend Magazine, 2018/10 Oct

Illustrations by Kellan Stover

Dear Not Sure,

There’s a lot of focus in our world on what people look like. So it’s easy to worry about your body—especially when it’s changing! Here are some tips for learning to love your body.

Your body is amazing! Your immune system fights off infections. Your brain gives you great ideas. Focus on what your body can do, not what it looks like.

Your body is a temple. Think of it as a house for your spirit. You can show love for your body by taking good care of it.

When you look in the mirror, pick one thing about your body that you’re grateful for.

Your body is a precious gift. Take care of it, be grateful for it, and love yourself like your Heavenly Parents love you!

The Friend