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Thankful...(with lots of pics!)

Monday, November 19, 2012

As I reflect on the important things this week, I have to stop and think about just how blessed I am! I was looking through some old pictures the other night and I ran across one that really struck me; it's an old picture of me, probably a good five years ago. It's goofy too, but it represents SO much to me.

Wow! Smoking, drinking, and I already know not eating healthy or exercising. That was the year I put on about 60 pounds that I am still working on. I was only about 23 in this picture, and I seem to be perfectly ok with what I'm doing.

Anyway, I bring this up to point out that even though I haven't had too many scale victories yet...and trust me, I do believe those are coming very soon, I am still thankful for the MANY other things in life that I have changed. I have also learned more through sparkpeople and all my wonderful spark friends that life is beautiful and meant to be treasured. I would like to share some other pictures with you that completely exhibit the way I feel about my life at this moment.


I climbed a mountain this year!


Planted and successfully grew my very own lovely flowers!


I took up painting again after a 7 year break!


I began the process of remodeling our home with my sweetie. And we have even had lots of fun with it...as is evidenced by the joint compound we smeared on each other's faces! emoticon

These are just a few of the great changes I have experienced in the last year. I have also learned some important lessons about caring for myself--every bit of myself, and I think my precious dogs can paint that picture very nicely.


Get plenty of rest


There are many very healthy yummy options out there, and the green stuff just ain't too bad! emoticon


Believe in the power within you to be something greater every single day. Love who you are and know that you are beautiful inside and out!

Blessings my lovely spark friends! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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CHANGINGSAM 11/20/2012 1:40PM

    I love this post! There is so much to be thankful for. I'm happy you've taking some time out to pinpoint those blessings. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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KBRADFORD88 11/20/2012 1:14PM

    Girl this is beautiful. If we take time to look back we can see some wonderful things too! Way to go.

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DATMAMA4 11/19/2012 11:31PM

    What a wonderful bunch of changes! Yay for you!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/19/2012 10:00PM

    Yayyyyy, Caiti!!! You've come a long way, baby! emoticon And I love your pooches! emoticon

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DAWNESS0404 11/19/2012 9:46PM

    I wish I could paint. I dont have an artistic bone in my body so you really should not give that up again! Keep up the positive attitude!!

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GIVENTHANKS 11/19/2012 7:44PM

    emoticon blog! emoticon on all the positive changes you have made in your life! emoticon

I LOVE the dolphin painting! You are VERY talented!

Pat

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