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 now...one is gone. Oh well (giggle) that happens!
Have a great day everyone.