Books, Choices and MAGIC!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Recently I had a bit of time free and enjoyed a leisurely walk along our downtown riverwalk and visited our local, home-grown bookstore. I took time to meander through the stacks and shelves, browsing the covers and liners. As an adolescent, young adult I had immersed and OVERWHELMED myself with books! I was always deep into a book and looking for more. Especially great fiction. While I still pick up a book once in a blue moon, usually while on vacation, I have not been reading much of anything appreciable for DECADES. I was awestruck by the worlds, stories, knowledge and inspiration that I've been passing up! It was IMPOSSIBLE to pick a single book up and decide *this* was the one I was going to read!
In the past my reading was usurped by food and the apathy that prevented me from doing much of ANYTHING in my life. NOW, on the other hand, my workouts and online SPARK time have taken over. While I truly miss the world of books, I can't see dislodging the time for it...at least not now.
We're all making choices as to how we want to spend our time. Any choice we make FOR something is a choice AGAINST something else...we just can't do it ALL, can we?
Earlier tonight I was chatting with another member of SparkPeople in which she was making the case for attempting to educate and enlighten those who are just embarking on this wonderful journey to reclaim their health and wellness. Especially regarding "short cuts," "quick fixes" and fast, easy, painless, effortless weight loss results.
It's odd, you know, my first response to the other person's note was: Yep, we have to keep sending out the message that "there is no magic!"
But as soon as I said that to myself I thought: Hey, there IS a lot of *magic* in realizing that there is no magic "out there," because then one can begin to find the magic within! :-)
Let's everyone keep making our lives an adventure!