Sunday, February 14, 2010
After almost seven months of consistency on the Spark Program I can boast of several lessons learned that will be with me for the rest of my life. Many of those lessons came from my Spark friends who openly shared along the way. Thanks so much for your generous spirit.
I learned that I can begin again. Each day gives me an opportunity to start over.
I learned that the journey can be hard by the yard, but by the inch, it can be a cinch.
I learned that lasting change is usually found on the slow track rather than the fast one. This is a lifetime journey not a race to the finish line.
I learned that the past cannot be changed, but the future is still in my power, so I should plan wisely.
I learned that when I seem to be at the end of my rope, I should tie a knot and hang on to it for dear life. Quitting is not an option, not if I have faith in God.
I learned that I should have a worthy purpose for undertaking this journey, and that "thinness for the sake of thinness is a thin motive."
I learned that there is nothing wrong with food; instead it is how much, how often, and how conscious I am when I am eating it.
And most importantly, I learned that my success is aligned closely to God's power in me, and that my faith in God's mercy will see me through.
These are very important lessons for me and I thank you all for providing the opportunity for me to receive them.