The young lady's comment at the end of this piece was an eye-opener for me. She said: For the first time I feel very comfortable with who I am and with what I will never be. It reminded me very much of the advice our pastor gives newlyweds when she performs marriage ceremonies. She says: Enjoy each other for who you are; forgive each other for who you are not. I spend more time with me than anyone is, of course, so I'm thinking that's the kind of relationship I need to have with myself. And I think that's a piece of the puzzle this young lady found. Great story.
wow! I feel like you might just be my clone! I had a very similiar experience....more than once I should add. Now, here I am...over 20 years since my last discouraging day....when I notice i'm packing on a few lbs, I start working on it right away. I don't want it to get out of control again. I'm getting to old now to keep going backwards.
Way to go! You took control of your life and ceased being a helpless participant. More power to you and keep up the good work!!! I'm down to size 12 too! it's a wonderful feeling. It's the inner spark in each of us that needs to find its' way out so we can really shine and be who we were meant to be.
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