VISUALIZING A LIFESTYLE CHANGE
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Three magazines supplied me with pictures and words/phrases to make three small posters. One helps me see a more athletic me, one reminds me that I am also doing an inside job, and the third lets me know that I am changing my life one meal at a time. I truly believe the process was inspired. The magazines were ones that my son and daughter-in-law subscribe to: Money, Clean Eating, and Oxygen. As I went through each magazine while babysitting my grandson, words such as "Today" and "Strength" led me to cut them out. "Think Thin" and "Globe Trotter" were phrases that caught my eye as well as pictures of women traveling, exercising, and running on the beach with long flowing scarves. As I laid the words/phrases, and pictures out on the table the collages took shape. I selected small construction and 8 1/2 by 11 sheets in attractive color combinations: purple on green, yellow on blue, and pink on red. Once these were attached I laid out the items and began the gluing process. I brought my visualizations home, magnets are holding them to the face of my refrigerator, and this morning I nearly cried when I saw them. Even though it was less than 10 hours since I put them on the frig the power of the images have been affecting me in ways I had not anticipated. I especially embrace the phrase "Healing the Hungry Heart." This phrase tops one of the posters that includes "Changing my life one meal at a time."