Thursday, December 08, 2011
My last post was about bah-humbug for Black Friday and let's hear it for Advent. I am pleased to say that a brief non-serious illness gave me a new lease on eating and appreciating. For five days I had no appetite as I fought a stomach bug. I joked that it was a Miracle! Rarely if ever do I choose not to eat (not that I should choose that), but it's usually a mind game to not use food as a reward. I lost a few pounds and had a sense of accomplishment to have made it through the illness while learning some physical and mental lessons. I want to continue to be open to the unexpected. I truly don't know what's in store for me and I want to embrace that idea. I believe that God knows what He is doing with me, and it takes adversity for me to realize that. I feel closer to Him then, even though it's not always comfortable. The struggle strengthens me to move on.