Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Your time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma Ė which is living with the results of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of othersí opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. -Steve Jobs
I am 64 years old for a few more weeks. I was raised to please everyone and have no mind of what I needed. If I did for others, God would provide for me. That worked fine until I left home to go to college. Taken advantage of on every front. But still tried to do my best to remain the good girl. The end came when I was threatened with expulsion for doing for others.
Finally at age 30 I was Mom to 3 kids, divorced, totally alone two time cancer survivor. Time to grow up but didn't know how to take care of myself. After 10 years of mental health counseling, I had a beginning on taking care of me.
Now at this late stage in my life, I am learning how to feed myself in a healthy way. This really has nothing to do with what the scale says. It has everything to do with deserving to eat, allowing myself to be hungry & being OK with it.
There is food available. There is enough for today, tomorrow, even for next week. Today I will live a happy, content life.