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Clear Liquid Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's a mind over matter day. If I don't mind, it won't matter. Doing without is something all Catholics should be able to deal with... after all Lent is 40 days of fasting. So a day plus on clear liquids is no biggie. the thing with fasting id that we often end up realizing what we once thought we couldn't do without, we most certainly can.
Today I read a wonderful blog from ON2VICTORY, the following struck me.
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- Will it be perfect? Of course not, nothing ever is the first few times much like passing a dull knife over a sharpening steel. Keep at it and it will be perfected to a razors edge.

- I am excited about focusing on this issue because eventually I will be able to successfully manage it rather than being constantly being knocked to the ground.

This all reminds me of my granddaughter as she is learning to walk, Does she quit? No she keeps practicing , getting stronger and slowing making progress. She has some good days and others not so good. It is taking months of practice. Will she succeed, of course. If my baby girl can succeed so can I. I just need to keep practicing and one day it will just click.

So I will work toward that creating that razor edge. I can manage my life, instead of it managing me.
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TRAVELGRRL 1/24/2013 5:33PM

    How did you do today??

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CLWALDRO 1/24/2013 8:30AM

    God does not expect us to do things right the very first time so why should we expect that out of ourselves. Just look at times you fall as learning moments and pick yourself up and try again.
Like i told my son on a walk to school when he said "practice does not make perfect so i should not even practice in the first place" I told him that if we never practice we never get any better and do not move on to the next step. so just like you watch your grand-daughter practice walking you just keep getting up and trying again and soon you will be walking as well.
Have a positive and blessed day emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/23/2013 2:54PM

    Progress, not perfection. You can do it! HUGs

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TRAVELGRRL 1/23/2013 11:42AM

    What a wonderfully, optimistic blog! JUST what I need to hear today, to keep my focus on gratitude and my glass which is truly full, not just half-full. It is so true that when we MUST do what we think we cannot, we often find it's not as hard as we thought.

Love the analogy with your baby girl walking! Giving up for her isn't even an option! When do we lose that unbridled confidence in our ability to succeed?

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