Sunday, November 17, 2013
So today I had kind of a breakthrough. I know for some of you it may have already sunk in but this has taken me a long time to figure out. Hey, I just am happy that I did figure it out. PROGRESS is the name of the game here. So here is my observation. I am very good at teaching kids who had difficulty reading to read. It is one of my talents. When I was teaching it was so fulfilling when a child who struggled finally broke the code and was successful. It just opened my heart right up. I was a facilitator; just there to give them the tools. We were partners and worked together to become successful. I never gave up and if something didn't work, I would try something else. Of all the children I ever taught,(I've taught for over 20 years) I only couldn't reach one. That is a good success rate. So I was thinking today about partnerships and it occurred to me that I really have not been a good partner to my body. I have been angry at it for all kinds of things. So I have made a bargain with it; a partnership. Instead of an antagonistic relationship I am choosing to have a more positive one. So I am never going to give up on being healthy. I am going to listen to my body more and work with it instead of battling it all the time. I know some days are going to be better than others but I am going to listen and not try to force it into compliance because that doesn't work. I am listening right now when it tells me it is time for bed. So off I go. Wind and thunderstorms are approaching so I may not get some sleep for a while but I love a good storm.