Monday, April 01, 2013
Today is a milestone for me . . . it was one year ago that I officially retired (forced into an early retirement). I wondered (worried?) what I'd do to keep busy, since I'd worked all my life; never had the opportunity to be a 'housewife'.
It has been a good year; lots of healing and personal growth.
Last October I committed to regaining my health and SparkPeople has been such an enormous part of that, in so many ways. In addition to giving me tools to assist in shedding 18 pounds (which have stayed off!), I've tried to take advantage of SparkPeople's abundance of other resources as well.
My SparkFriends are probably the greatest blessings of it all. You're always there with a dash of humor, or a good swift kick in the backside, whenever needed and appropriate. You guys absolutely ROCK!!!
This morning I sat on the back porch and looked out over the yard, watching the hummingbirds darting all around, the blue jays gathering nesting materials, and listening to the soft rain and the frogs 'hollerin'. Rather than the turmoil, noise and clutter that filled my head one year ago, there was peace and stillness. For this and so much more, all I can think to say is "Thanks Dad"!