I would like to appologize for not being here for you, or for me over the past year... so much goes on... Life!
I've hit some highs, and lows, and through it all, I have been reading the posts from you. I also learned about me, my strenghs and weaknesses, and why I could be a better me, and why I haven't been. It all comes down to how I feel about ME. I love my Aunt, who is an
amazing lady. At 60-something she walks every day, keeps track of her meals and what the
nutrition is from each of them, including her snacks! She is my inspiration and mentor in so many ways.
Today is the first day of the rest of my amazing, healthy, smoke-free, deep breathing life!
Today I am wearing the 'patch' for stopping smoking. So far... so good. One day at a time
is what my Aunt would tell me. 'Breathe Deep, and enjoy every second of that life-giving oxygen that enters your body. Breathe Deep, and be thankful that you have that ability.'
I have 2 Granddaughters, whom I've never met... one is almost 8, the other is almost 3. I have not seen nor hugged my own Daughter since 2003. They live in Japan, and I so miss them. I Skype with my daughter a few times a month, which is wonderful to hear her voice. My goal is to go for a visit with them this fall when my work at a local golf clubhouse is done for the season.
So? Where does the time go? It seems to fly by in a blink. Not smoking will enable me to do more of my hobbies to see the end of a project with pleasure. Not smoking will also give me time, energy, and mental space to BE me. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how much time will be available to me... amazingly... over 2 hours a day!....
My day starts with a fruit smoothie, with Hemp Hearts, Chia Seeds, and Flax seed... so yummy, and fills me up till lunch!
I will try to get back here to let you know how everything is going.
How does it get any better than that?
What else is possible for me in this life?
Thanks for listening Sparkland.