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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.
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STRONGERLEANER 12/8/2011 9:44PM

    It can be hard sometimes to see the blessings in our struggles. How wonderful that you see the blessings clearly!

Glad you're feeling better. I'm going to look harder at my struggles to find the lesson and recongize the blessings within them.

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PATTYKLAVER 12/8/2011 8:46AM

    I'm glad that you're feeling better and that you have a renewed outlook on life. I agree with you on the effects of adversity. Sometimes my low self-esteem gets to me, though, and I wonder how much adversity I really need to go through. I'm working on that, though. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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