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The Path of a Lifetime...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yet another revelation for me as I've embarked on the SP path toward good health is...this is a path that has no definitive end.
It's not a two-week diet after which there is no more dieting. It' a lifetime of vigilance and awareness of what I choose to eat.
It's not a 6-week exercise program after which there is no more exercising. It's a lifetime of activity, exercise, and awareness of how my body grows stronger...not weaker...everyday.
The path toward good health is the path I will walk everyday of my life. I might encounter a slight incline where I have to push a bit harder. I might encounter a rut and fall in. I have to climb out. I might encounter rocks where I have to walk carefully so as not to slip and fall. I might encounter a mountain that I will have to climb hand over hand and footstep after footstep. I might encounter a friend who needs a helping hand, or who is willing to reach out and help me through a rough patch.
It's a beautiful path -- sometimes full of lush green easy-walking meadows. Sometimes filled with ruts, rocks, and rivers to cross. Sometimes the sun is shining on the path, sometimes the rain is pouring.
Whatever I encounter along the way is a merely a segment of my path, my journey, my life. My path is different than everyone else's - just as your path is unique to you. I wish you well as you walk the path that is your life. If our paths converge along the way, we can surely reach out a hand in friendship and support.
This is the path of a lifetime. And, I will choose to follow it faithfully, diligently, carefully, and most important of all - lovingly. I hope you will choose the same for yourself:)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IS1GAR 7/25/2013 9:10AM

    Well said! I'm with you in the same path.

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    Wonderful! Walking the path with you!
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LEANJEAN6 6/22/2013 8:06AM

    It is a lifestyle change--- emoticon Lynda

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SNOWYOGA 6/19/2013 9:38PM

    Great blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEANNAW4 6/19/2013 6:20PM

    Love this blog, Sharon! The path of a lifetime. I love the imagery and emotional connection. I'm happy to be sharing this stretch of my path with you!

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LIVINGFREE19 6/19/2013 5:51PM

    Great blog!


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PATRICE_E 6/19/2013 4:01PM

    So happy to be traveling with you. :) Thank you so much for your support as I trip over this rock. Best thing about the rough patches is that they don't last forever. Great writing, and lovely visuals, Sharon! Gently onward and upward.


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    So true, healthy habits are for a lifetime, diet is what happens while you are learning your NEW habits, your new way to live.
Carefully slip-slide your way to your new life.

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JOHGLO2011 6/19/2013 9:34AM

    I really like your blog and so very true! Best wishes to you!

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SPARKARINO 6/19/2013 9:33AM

    Yes, I agree and love your imagery of the different scenarios along the Spark Trail!
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NUTRON3 6/19/2013 9:32AM

    Good blog

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/19/2013 8:08AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog! Very inspiring! We all have to find our path, glad you found your path!!!

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