ALL is definitely well
Sunday, November 17, 2013
How is it that Thanksgiving is only 10 days away? It's true what older people have always told me: the older you get, the faster time passes. (And now I'm one of those "Older People" teaching younger people this same lesson!)
The week started with such unpleasant weather, windy and cold. (Cold is definitely a relative term and 21 degrees is going to feel warm in January but since this is still November, I reserve the right to complain!!) I was watching the geese overhead, envious that they're leaving for warmer places. It occurred to me that while they are venturing off to new lives elsewhere they must leave things behind in the process.
And so it is with me. Age and experience have taught me to leave behind the things that aren't working any more to make room for the things that do. My food choices are my best example right now; I have left behind many seemingly healthy foods because they just aren't working for me. I had a little bit of weight loss over the last 2 months (I had forgotten how awesome that feels!) and now things are stalled out again. I've been very accepting of this slow weight loss and I try not to obsess about it. I'll continue to analyze everything I eat in a day knowing that the answer for this day is waiting for me. And tomorrow? I'll deal with it when tomorrow comes.
Now, back to Thanksgiving and November, the month of gratitude.
One of my best habits (and one I developed during my time on SP) is that I write every day and I especially write about the sources of my gratitude. Some days are easier than others and there are days that I simply write "GRATEFUL." It's enough just to remember that one word. I looked through what I've written over the last couple of months and picked out my favorites; it was interesting to see that some of them came up more than once (and sometimes they were worded in exactly the same way!) I hope you find something on the list that applies to you too; there are so many things in this life to be grateful about!
- the first thoughts of the morning, positive thoughts that get my day off to a good start (this is one that came up a lot!)
- for the reminder that what we worry about seldom comes true
- a home I enjoy being in
- the feeling of satisfaction after a day of making Good Choices
- the knowledge that I have everything I need
- the opportunities to learn new things AND
- the excitement that goes along with it
- the good feeling that comes from believing I can achieve what I set out to do
- the opportunity to help a friend who does so much for me
- leaps of Faith and answered prayers
- tackling the tough chores and getting them done
- that I will have the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life today
- the knowledge that there are many, MANY good people in this life!
- sentences in books that jump out at me; todays' was "When it takes less and less to be content, we're on our way to joy." (It occurs to me that this one is directly related to my weight loss. I find joy and absolute delight in a one pound weight loss.)
And the most important one, my favorite one. It happened one morning a couple of weeks ago while I was preoccupied with an important issue that I had absolutely no control over.
- the words that emerged while I was out walking: "ALL IS WELL"
I hope you have a great day today and know that ALL IS WELL.