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***catch it before it slips away***

Monday, February 11, 2013

This was my epiphany this morning and it is so relative to so many aspects of our lives. I had to tell myself this in regards to my week. I have not been eating horribly, but I have had either one high fat or high sodium meal every day for the past week. As I curled my hair, my heart said "catch it before it slips away". I need to catch the opportunity to post a loss for this week before it is gone. I can't dwell on what has already been digested, but I can recover by putting in twice the effort and actually thinking before I chew for the rest of the week. Right now, I can still make a difference but I have to do something NOW or this week would have been wasted.

Some of you may have had a bad few MONTHS rather than a bad day. Things happen. You made some choices you weren't proud of. Your chance to be better is not gone. You cannot changed what happened before, but you can rebound. This is your opportunity to LOVE every part of yourself and it is drifting so delicately through your fingers. Catch it before it slips away. Do you want to look back six months from now and wish you could have? You can. You still can.

This pertains to relationships as well. Whether a marriage, a sisterhood, your parents or a close friend, some of us are experiencing a strain that we don't think we can come back from. Life is a series of moments. One moment impacts the next. What if you chose, in this moment, to do something different than before. To say something sweet rather than something damaging. To touch the person you may not have touched in months. What if you DECIDED that you would spend the next 30 days loving that person NO MATTER WHAT. When they are mean, telling yourself "I choose to love him" rather than responding visciously. What if you chose to pick up the phone and call the person you haven't spoken to in ages. Not to relive WHY you haven't spoken but to honestly tell them that you miss them. If that person left the Earth tomorrow, would you be okay? Catch this opportunity before it slips away.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNY160 2/14/2013 12:35AM

    Uh huh. You nailed it.

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TAINYC 2/13/2013 3:27PM

    This is beautiful! I don't want to let another week go to waste. I need to recommit to myself. emoticon

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LILSHINE 2/12/2013 9:31AM

    And I say a big AMEN to that!!! Great, fantastic, awesome blog. Now that's thought provoking on so many levels. I must write that down "catch it before it slips away". I need to send this to my honey boo as he's in trouble right now emoticon Thanks and have a fantastic week/day/month/year/moment

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STHAX10 2/12/2013 7:55AM

    wonderfully emoticon

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NASFKAB 2/12/2013 5:26AM

  great thanks

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REGILIEH 2/12/2013 2:17AM

    You are a very smart young lady and you are fortunate to have learned some lessons early in life rather than late. The earlier we learn our lessons the better off we are. emoticon

Derrell is a blessed young man! emoticon

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WHOVIANGIRL23 2/11/2013 11:37PM


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JAMARIEHICKEY 2/11/2013 11:23PM

    You're positive attitude is awesome!! Thanks for the message I didn't realize I needed to hear!! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/11/2013 7:30PM

    Thanks for sharing are right about getting it back under control before it gets too far away...I needed this!!!

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DONNA5281 2/11/2013 5:06PM

  Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog!
What you wrote is so true.
It sure made me stop and think.

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MARIATOR 2/11/2013 3:06PM

    Your heart spoke and we all listened. Thank you for sharing a well needed message.

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LISA_SUMNER08 2/11/2013 2:15PM

    I just tried to look up my best friend on FB. We had a horrible fight over someting ridiculous. I couldn't find her. But this blog really made me think about things. Thanks!

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BMCKEOW1 2/11/2013 1:04PM

    I love this post because it's so true. We can't change what has happened only what will happen. Whether it's with our health goals or in life. We can sit on the sidelines and fume about things or we can get up and join in, remember why we loved something or someone. Then to make sure we tell that person, cause you can't change it onces it's passed.

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SUGAR0814 2/11/2013 12:45PM

    Thanks for sharing. Truly hit home! I'm about to make an overdue phone call!


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MERRY_XMAS 2/11/2013 12:39PM

    Thank you so much for reminding us to live every moment... We always forget that life/friends/family aren't for granted...

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PAPER_WINGS18 2/11/2013 11:57AM

    I love, love, love this blog. SO very well said, and just what I needed to hear today.

Thank you! Awesome realization.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 2/11/2013 11:33AM

    Thank you Nicole. I love this so much. I feel like my weight loss is in the midst of slipping away since I've been struggling since Halloween, it seems. I have to/need to get a grasp on it again before it slips away completely! And thanks for the reminder of loving others. It's a true lasting gift.

emoticon Karen

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KTTAYLOR21 2/11/2013 11:31AM

    Wow!!! I can't describe how this post just made me feel. Wow!! If you was here I would hug the air out of you. God sent you with a message this morning! emoticon

Live in the now and not in the yesterday!! emoticon

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ENDERLI 2/11/2013 11:16AM

    Love this. emoticon

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