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THE REST OF MY LIFE DAY 2-4

Friday, July 12, 2013

I was reading a blog recently about relationships, and it got me thinking. Was I in a relationship because I was in love, or because I didn't want to be lonely. Then I got to thinking, the best relationship anyone can have is with themselves.
We spend hours in front of a mirror, or spend tons of money, to make ourselves look good for our partner. What happened to doing it for yourself.
And if anyone asks, "why", my answer is "because I can".
Yes I have tons of regrets in my life, most of them regarding past relationships. But my biggest regret is that I didn't eat healthy, exercise, when I was younger. Yes I used my asthma as an excuse, but no more.
So with my move coming up, begins a new step in my journey. Today, I begin a new relationship, and that person's name is BRONWYN (aka ME).
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RUTHIEBEAR 7/17/2013 8:46AM

    You are so right!!! Remember always YOU ARE SPECIAL and WORTH IT!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/16/2013 8:25AM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/15/2013 11:26AM

    Amen to that!

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/14/2013 11:45AM

    Yes you are special!
Excellent blog by the way!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/13/2013 7:00PM

    Bravo Bonny! This is the key to so many bits of our puzzle and journey - we must love ourselves at LEAST as much as we love others. Care for ourselves at LEAST as much as we care for others. Put at LEAST as much effort into ourselves as we do others all in order to be all of the things we mean to everyone else. If we expect others to love us and treat us with respect, should we not do the very same?

Love you girl. I am proud to be your Island Sister and walk this journey with you. Take my hand and let's dance!

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SASSYLJB 7/13/2013 10:15AM

    You are right you are special, you are beautiful, you are smart, you are important, you are number one and you are a diamond and you shine bright each and every day!


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WALKINGBYFAITH2 7/13/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon Bronwyn!! So many people never come to this realization, and not only have you realized it, but you are taking action! Great work!! emoticon

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FORBANDE 7/13/2013 8:06AM

    You are so right! We have to love ourselves first. I struggle with this and have found myself looking for love in someone else too. It's tough for sure. I completely believe the work is worth it though.

You are very special, beautiful and awesome!

*hugs*

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VALYNN26 7/13/2013 7:52AM

    Great blog! emoticon

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BBERG0521 7/12/2013 9:51PM

    Great Blog!!!! You are so right. Thank you for writing this. It has really opened my eyes!

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PINKHOPE 7/12/2013 8:58PM

    Yeah you! I too wish I had made my journey earlier in life but I'm making the most of it now!

Press On!

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JENSHAINES 7/12/2013 5:58PM

    I LOVE this!!! Yes, it really is our most important relationship, isn't it? It's very hard to love others if we don't love ourselves. Just brilliant blog, Bonny - thanks so much for sharing this!

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WAY2GOCAT 7/12/2013 5:02PM

    You ARE special and worthy of health and fitness!

Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 5:03:11 PM

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SUZQ45 7/12/2013 4:46PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 7/12/2013 12:34PM

    This is a fantastic realization. That we deserve and need to love ourselves. Once we accomplish that simple (yet too often hard) feat our lives open up to new and better. Good luck with the move and your new commitment to yourself.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 7/12/2013 12:12PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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PJMOMMATO3 7/12/2013 11:56AM

    Thank you for making me think differently. You have inspired me to begin a new relationship with myself too!

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JILLYBEAN3628 7/12/2013 11:36AM

    I'm a new reader of your blog, but what I've seen so far I agree with 100%. Everything about our health and well being starts and stops with US. Keep making and reaching those goals!!!

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PERFECTVELVET 7/12/2013 11:30AM

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I always say you can't love anyone until you learn to love yourself. You deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, ESPECIALLY from yourself. Others may come and go, but you will always be there. Become your best cheerleader!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/12/2013 10:36AM

    Good for you! The past is a great place to look for self-understanding and perception but dwelling in it to punish oneself is terrible! Your relationship with yourself is the longest enduring one that you will ever have so make it GREAT!

You are indeed special!

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AMY-MIMI77 7/12/2013 10:26AM

    Bronwyn,
I completely agree. We can't make others happy or take proper care of them until we ourselves are happy/healthy. (I learned that after my divorce & finally sunk in a few years ago).
Great job/blog!!!

Hugs
amy


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BONNYSPARKGIRL 7/12/2013 10:13AM

    Thanks Elma. emoticon
Yes it really hit home today. If you can't take care of yourself, how can you be expected to take care of others.

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ELMA1913 7/12/2013 9:59AM

    Good for you! You are special, and please don't EVER forget that. If we don't take care of ourselves, no one else will. emoticon

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