Saturday, June 21, 2014
This is the day...
this is the moment...
This song came to my mind when I thought about blogging today. This is the day... did it have meaning, did my day touch someone, was this day just like any other day? They go by so quickly.
I was thinking the other day about my life... if I had only one year, would I do anything different, would I need to?
Maybe when you turn 58, you start reflecting more on your legacy. I know I sure did when I turned 50. I was sad, because I didn't feel like I had anyone to pass on my... stuff, my learning, my thoughts, how I think... no one to pass it on to. I worked through it, but yesterday this thought came about making the moments, the days, the years count.
I took my granddaughter to the Tea Room to celebrate her 13th birthday on Thursday. The kids have been so distant lately... I guess it's their ages 8, 11, 13, 14. They don't run with excitement lighting up their faces, even when it's been months since they've seen me. I miss that. I have been trying to come to terms with it, but it's hard.
So anyway... Macy and the Tea Room. We had a marvelous time... she talked, we laughed, we talked about our love for crochet, we ate, we drank tea, we laughed... it was so much fun!
I think the key to the kids' is one-on-one time. The same thing had happened with Alison last November.
I told Macy that I'd been thinking about the Tea Room tradition... I take the girls every year for their birthday after they turn 5. It's their present and our tradition. We drink tea, eat scones and lunch and wear hats. We also take a yearly picture. I told her that I'd come to the decision that I will do it as long as they will let me take them to the Tea Room - it's our tradition.
Traditions are very important to me. I don't have a lot of traditions left. But this one hopefully will go on for years.
And you know what... it was interesting to hear Macy say some things that I have taught her over the years. I smile as I remember...
This is the day... this is the moment...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
In the BLC25 Challenge we have an opportunity to blog a recovery plan after a challenge or slip up. Since I slipped up big time this weekend, I will share what I did tonight. I made sure I got at least 40 minutes of exercise in, I did some big steps (marching) in place during some commercials for an additional 10 minutes of exercise time.
I think for me the big thing is to accept the slip up, admit that it is not what I really want for my life, and know that this yucky feeling in my stomach is the result of too much fat, too much sugar and I do not like it!
Then as the song goes, "Pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again". The good part is I'm not starting from scratch, I'm just going back to where I stopped making the healthy decisions for me... and start making them again.
As a song we sang in our Easter program at church states in the chorus, "you don't have to be who you have always been before..." With God's help I can choose rightly, choose with health in mind, and choose for me.
Bad choices happen, good choices are decided... I am deciding on what really is best for my health and life.
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