At the Orchid Show on Sunday
" . . . weight loss failure does not have to be your destiny"
from The Simple Diet, page xii
Amen to that!
As I begin Month 2 on the Simple Diet, I am glad to be reminded that
success is possible, regardless of the past.
I am also glad to remind myself about this, because I don't want to let the worry of "what ifs?" creep in -- as in "What if I can't keep this up?" and "What if my long-term vision for weight loss doesn't happen?"
Failure can be so disheartening.
Destiny promises more.
Failure can be painful.
Destiny beckons with hope.
But failure can also be, if I let it, a source of hard-earned wisdom. A stepping stone to greater discernment and insight. Even learning how I fail can help me in being better at how I succeed.
So, today, as I step out fully into Week 5 -- I want to remind myself that -- for my health, for my body, for my spirit, for my heart, for my home -- my destiny can become my realities. I want to remind myself that the "what ifs?" don't have to lead to failure, but can lead to better ways to respond -- in my thoughts, in my prayers, in my actions.
For too long, it has seemed easier to build up others to live out their dreams. And I don't know why this moment in life is different, but it's just time to make sure that I'm building myself up (not in a proud way, you know what I mean). And, just as I have cheered on my boys at endless numbers of soccer games -- through wins and losses -- it's time to hear and give cheers to myself, because "failure does not have to become my destiny."
Peace, Health, and Living Life Fully No Matter What . . .