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Sometimes the bad stuff brings good stuff.

Monday, September 26, 2011

In trying to appreciate the now, learning to live today, and recognize what is good around me, I decided to blog about what's been running through my reframes.

Frame - my son has Autism and so much of my time is spent with therapy
Reframe - Surfing helps my son integrate his world, so yesterday during his 2hour surf-therapy session, I had the privilege of not only watching him enjoy the surf, but there were dolphins out there with him. A large pod of them kept surfacing and playing out there - just a bit farther out from where he was surfing. If he didn't have autism, would I be going to the beach when it's 62 degrees out? And when the water feels darned cold? Probably not. So, his Autism gave me 2 hours to experience a wonder that I wouldn't have taken the time to stand and watch if we were a "normal" family.

Frame - I battle binge eating and seem stuck forever at this 7lb weight swing I can never get past.
Reframe - (it's not forever, silly) I found Sparkpeople and everyone here has enriched my life and made me feel more connected in my daily life both online and when I'm off. I have other things to think about than dwelling on my own issues which inevitably drive me to the pantry. I am broadening my mind as I read other people's postings and blogs, and realizing that many people are decent and kind and rich with their own experiences that they're willing to share.

Dang, when I started this blog, I had 3 things in mind, and is gone. Oh well (giggle) that happens!

Have a great day everyone.
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    I love the beach ( who in southern california doesnt) and the dolphins make it wonderful. Thanks for telling me about yours. Have a wonderful day.

    3547 days ago
    I'm a binger too, and I seem to swing 5 lbsish to. I'm trying some new techniques, I will let you know how they work out! emoticon
    3547 days ago
    Hey! I can't believe it- dolphins?!?!? Insane! It looks like your son's challenges have brought you yet another blessing in life, no? : )
    I am so thankful for you my Sparkly friend! You keep me going when I need a lift and keep me practically peeing on myself from laughing at all other times....
    3548 days ago
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    Love the Re-Framing technique (I do that too). It's sort of like looking for the silver lining.

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    3548 days ago
    It's wonderful to know you are not alone on you journey and you have many people to help you throw it!! I know i find comfort in that!! My good friend you can do this!!! One bite at a time!! Remember write it befoe you bite it!!! Much love and hugs and keep going!! How wonderful for your son to be surfing iwth the dolphins, how exciting, that alone is worth going there :) to see the wonders and amazement i'm sure your son felt by being around them. emoticon
    3548 days ago
  • DEE797
    I love how you have begun re-framing things. Wonderful blog.
    3548 days ago
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