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Remember those old 'how do you change a lightbulb' jokes?

Monday, September 10, 2012

This isn't one, LOL! My guest speaker today...

The Divine Miss O

My little old soul girl (she's 8) was jonesing to go bike riding with her Dad after church yesterday, and he was sort of taking his time about it.

Finally came the frustrated "Daaad!!!"

He replied, "I just have to change (implied: out of church clothes)."

...quick as a whip, right back at him, she countered, "Well... I might as well forget it then... real change could take you forever!

Then she danced and giggled with delight at her own play on words... until dad had changed sufficiently to join her riding, LOL!

I smiled to note that she really does listen to me occasionally, LOL!

Silly as she was being, Miss O reminded me of something I think we all tend to forget... if we wait to have the life we want until we've changed sufficiently to participate in it fully, we'd never have the life we want.

I think we forget sometimes that we are one big biofeedback system... we aren't static, or ever 'complete'... our lot in life is to continuously struggle and change and revert and grow further... and we're very hard (much too hard) on ourselves in the process.

(Tough Mudder course... I, my husband and our daughter are going to do one of these, or something similar, one day sooner than later)

If you are engaged in the process of change to any degree, you are going to continue to evolve for the better... even if it isn't in a straightforward, linear fashion... you are so much more than your setbacks and mistakes. If you keep your focus on who you really are, what truly makes you happy, and what you really want in your life, you will always be moving forward, no matter how many detours you encounter as life happens.

If you're here, you are so on the right path... just keep going, and don't hate on the scenery... it's there to teach, encourage, challenge, inspire, tempt, enlighten, embellish, and provide contrast so that you have ample opportunity to continue to choose and refine your best life!

Go, YOU!!!

"Lifestyle is unencumbered by obstacles. This means that the things I keep tripping over are something other than obstructive. They are instructive, and part of the directions on my map. Lifestyle is intentional and specific to me. Lifestyle is experiencing, expressing and enjoying every aspect of my life intensely and ardently to the full... even as I reach for more." _RAMONA, 2009

"The Glory of God is a human being fully alive." ST. IRENAEUS

(easier to read)

...Because you are (in the trenches of your life) one tough mudder!


...let's be SPARKling tough mudders!


'BEFORE' Pictures (May 31, 2009 - September, 2011) & Continuing PROGRESS (February 2012)! Next pictures OCTOBER 1, 2012!
(I should have known better than to have set a September 1st deadline... I don't have time for posing and snapping... too many other things need immediate attention to get our Fall off and RUNNING, LOL!)

(I'm now keeping these right under my nose... in addition to being part of every blog I post, they are printed off and taped to my bedroom mirror)

Measurements, Musings & Motivation to MOVE!

(UPDATED/rewritten: JUNE, 2012)

I've Reached My Goal Weight!!!!!!!

NOTE: My weight tracker is NOT a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!
(Tom Venuto)

UNTIL. (My 'Just Do It' blog)

DONE Girl Love...

(the footsteps into which I place my own feet)

Leaving NORMAL... In Pursuit of Happiness

Why I'm STILL here... my SparkJourney Saga

Words CAN Be Enough... page 3

Paleo... Do you really know what you're talking about?

Breakfast is Served! (RECIPES)

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