Monday, July 01, 2013
Today, I am once again so very grateful to know who I really am and why I am here :-).
I am grateful for Presence. I am grateful for abstinence.
It is a GIFT to live this life without the haze of food addiction!
Thank you fellow Sparkers for your willingness to take this journey with me!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Today was an amazing day. :-) So simple...and so good.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my family this weekend.
I am so grateful to be recovering!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The only person in the whole, wide world that I can change is ME. And on most days, even that's a crap shoot!
This is a mantra for me...especially when I kid myself into believing that some person, place or thing needs to be changed. I have had the opportunity to move past that notion for the most part as I've awoken and for that, I am grateful.
What I have discovered is that instead of attempting to change someone or something else, my job is to find what it is about MYSELF that needs to change, so that I can accept and surrender to what IS. This works way better than the crazy-making behavior of trying to change any other person.
So I came to Spark to change myself. And I am, day by day, meal by meal, changing. This is another gift for which I have such gratitude! But the byproduct of transformation is that WHEN I CHANGE...my WORLD changes...always...every time.
My DH is changing with me, around me, in front of me. Things I have wasted time and energy on trying to change about him and for him in the past are CHANGING before my eyes,...with absolutely NO interference from me. And I couldn't be more grateful :-)
I don't have to change the world. I just have to change myself. I like that better :-).
Friday, June 28, 2013
Once again Hippie Hour is upon us!!! (I say 'us', because to me, it's as if each of you lovely creatures walks right through that door and raises a glass with me today :-).
TODAY...I raise my glass to so many things...
I am HERE...toujours :-)
I am SOOOO LOVED :-)
I am capable of giving love, unconditionally :-)
Depite recent happenings, I have such PEACE and JOY!
I have not abused myself with food or compulsive thought ONE, SINGLE TIME this week!
Please know that TODAY, I raise my glass to each of YOU...for being that mirror, in who's reflection I can find and see the most beautiful parts of me.
Cheers, Lovey's :-)
If you'd be so kind...tell us to what you would raise YOUR glass today :-).
Thursday, June 27, 2013
This week 'things' have been happening in my life. They are the big things we all face from time to time. They have huge implications on what we call 'quality of life'.
My unwillingness to JUDGE them as good or bad is saving my life right now. And this clarity would in no way be possible were it not for my daily immersion in Spark and my recovery program. Recovery permits me the luxury of not taking this 'pruning' personally.
In speaking with my Darling Sister Dawn last night, I was reminded how dispassionately nature responds to loss and even death. We cut back a tree so it can rebound...stronger, fuller, more beautiful than it was before. Certain animals fall prey to another so that the victor can survive in the wild another day and provide for its pack. Nature understands the ebb and flow of its existence. It takes none of its experience PERSONALLY, therefore, it is always at ease.
We humans, too can choose to live this way. I have chosen to live this way :-).
I am being cut back right now. And in sharing that ever so subtly the last couple of days here on Spark, I was awash in your love and support.
YOU PEOPLE...YOU GORGEOUS, AMAZING people...my circle of friends...have been SO VERY LOVELY. I am humbled by your compassion and kindness. The beauty and simplicity in your words and emotions toward me has been overwhelming. I don't know how to say thank you except to promise to offer the same back, and to pay it forward, in kind.
Thank you! I love you...each and every one of you!
love love love,
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