Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Am weighing when I get up, tracking what I am eating, and planning what I want accomplished while including an activity in that list. Even though I am one day late (today is Tues not Mon), life is returning to routine. Almost one month till the start of a new year. Somethings that need to be finished by the end of this year, and things to start looking at for the new year.
This year has included some major stressors for me. I did and am maintaining (totally new for me). Life is back to "normalcy" - a new normal but one I am learning. Isn't that what life is all about? Things are always changing - seasons come and go, our bodies change, life goes on. We adapt and move on. I am glad there is a Thanksgiving scheduled that reminds us, if we have forgotten, to count our blessings. During one extremely dark period, I took to forcing myself to list at least 3 things every morning that I am grateful for. I found that as I spoke my thankfulness (to God) each morning for the third thing, more came to mind. I also discovered that my day brightened as I saw what was right and not just what was "wrong." Every morning I wake up, somewhat in my right mind (spending time with the homeless there are many who do not). God has kept me thru another night. I can trust Him to keep me thru this day - after all He is the one Who holds the sun and keeps planet earth at exactly the right distance from it every day. He holds my today and my tomorrow. I have a lot to be thankful for.