Sunday, August 24, 2008
As with that amazing picture above, our journey often teeters on the edge of success due to the stresses life throws our way. I have been dealing with some health and other issues lately which would have, in the past, thrown me totally off track. I have been dealing with each issue one day at a time; finding my way while looking forward to a new chapter in my life.
At the start of my journey I often wondered why SP offered some of the articles and advice that they do. I now know. It is because of the information and knowledge that I have attained here that I have dealing with my issues as I have. As each curve came, I gave it the attention required and then I moved on. That is not to say I did not rant an rave, throw a fit or two and proclaim about the unfairness of life. I did all of those - for a minute. The amazing thing is that throughout all of this, my journey has continued uninterrupted. My habits for health have become so ingrained that I incorporate them without thought. I find that I still preplan my intake for the day, get in my exercise and the water bottle is forever at hand. It has been a blessing that throughout this time of stress I have been given the tools to cope and move on.
I hope that as each of you meet your daily challenges, you realize that everything you learn here can, and is, all part of the big picture. SP touts a "Lifestyle" and that is what we get. Every article, all the advice, the teams, support and motivation we receive all congeal into a whole for what we need to lead our lives healthily; both physically and mentally.
I am still working on "me", that is unending saga, as it should be. We are never "done" growing and learning, becoming more than we ever thought we could be. I am just thankful that I have been given the tools i.e. information to make the journey in a fun and healthy way.