Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I had an epiphany...
While alone and fishing I think I get time to finally reflect and look over the landscape of my lifetime. One of the keynotes that surfaced was Dortha... My dear friend. Who's now passed away.
She came into my life when life didn't make a lot of sense and I had a boodle of questions. I came into her life when she needed a friend who'd be there for her in her declining years. We together, made a perfect pair. Together we discussed the deeper things in life and came to conclusions which helped clarify the puzzles we faced in the past. It gave us hope for new ventures and gave us courage to keep going forward.
My Mother may have given me life, but Dortha gave me inspiration.
I've been blessed with two fabulous Mothers and am so grateful.
Life at times gives you the opportunity to be there for people, and shine like a light. Ah, you may not see it at the time you come to that spot but it will reveal itself to you afterwards... This is how it has always been for me. I never know I've actually helped someone so much until after it's all over and I get the time to reflect; that me being there at that time in that persons life was critical and pivotal. Let me add here that it was also pivotal for myself as well. It's always about growth and change.
People Lights are like angels but in human form. They go where their hearts tell them to go and give to whom their hearts compel them to minister to. We all have this blessing and opportunity in life. It's just more fun if you are aware that you are a "People Light"...
I've found so many people lights here at SparkPeople. So many who encourage, enlighten, support and give of themselves daily. It would be so easy to just say, "So? I don't have the time"... And keep walking. But, here I find such a wonderful support group. If I'm hurting all I need to do is reach out and grab someone. They really do care.
Thank you to all you People Lights out there who have lifted me up with unfailing arms and words... Peace and Blessings...
Thursday, June 26, 2008
In the middle of any construction job you sort of stand back and view the progress. Even if the plans are all drawn and the paperwork finished showing the details, you still have to tweak it along the way.
This is the part of change where I ask, "Is this going the way I want it too?" "What do I want now?" "Where am I going with this?" "What's important to me?" Usually I'm surprised how little I know about myself in the process and I have to sit and think for quite a while; deciding what those answers are.
Last night I did the Motivational Quiz here at Sparkpeople. It really startled me how little time I took knowing what I actually felt was important to "ME".
Here is the result of the "Weight Loss" Motivational Worksheet
Fit into “that dress”
Wear a swim suit on the beach
Firm up what I have
Stop avoiding mirrors
Keep my thighs from rubbing
Look better naked!
Have my clothes fit better
Play and be active with my kids
Stick around to see my grand kids grow up
Do more active things with my spouse or significant other
Have more energy
Climb stairs without being winded
Not feel/get sick all the time
Get back into playing a sport (soccer, softball, SCUBA DIVING.)
Have a more active lifestyle (biking, hiking, camping, gardening, etc.)
Feel and be stronger
Lower my blood pressure
Be more confident in myself, with better self esteem
Be able to tie my shoes
Put my pants on while standing
Be a more confident public speaker
Relax around other people and be myself
If you haven't taken the quiz which is listed in your spark points section please do. It might help you reaffirm the direction you are taking or help you decide which way you want to go.
Also... (Way off topic here)...
I want to encourage you all to BLOG! Yes, Blog... Remember keeping a diary when you were younger? Some call it a Journal now. Same thing but it's more fun (grin). It might seem stupid but let me tell you, knowing you are typing out your soul will help you keep honest with yourself and it will also (perhaps) help someone along the way who (unknown to you) reads your blogs...
Hey It's EASY to pretend you are a mouse out there and not participate. Just peeking over the heads of others seeing what they are doing and saying. MAKE Some NOISE! Be a part of something! Challenge yourself to dive in and become what you really want!
When you say nothing... It's much easier to do nothing...
Build your Sparkpeope pages! Actually type up something about yourself! Yes we read them... Yes, it's a bit scary being honest, but give it a shot, and you might exercise some old fears and grow stronger.
Do you think I actually want to say all I do here? Well, not always, no. However, being totally honest and open in my blogs helps me along the way. It reminds me of who I am inside and what I really do want. It also gives me a forum to blow off and be angry or express my hearts cry...
The only person you really are hiding from and cheat is you.
Much Peace and Blessings,
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