We mature with the damage
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The other day my mom was over visiting and had brought my hubby (of 8 years) and I an anniversary card. She mentioned that it is too bad we did not meet earlier, when we were both young.
I told her, no, not at all. We would never have survived if we had met when we were both young, we would have killed each other, we are both stubborn, strong willed, opinionated, and can be uncompromising. I told her, absolutely not, we both had many lessons to learn before we were ready for each other.
I feel the same way about my journey to become healthy, that I had many, many lessons to learn before I got to this place, this mind set, this peace with myself.
And how do we learn our life lessons? By making MISTAKES, by trial and error, but paying attention and moving forward when something is not working for us. By being kind to ourselves, not beating ourselves up over things in the past we see as having been a bad choice, and never giving up. Never. Ever. All those choices? Led me here. All the mistakes? Led me here. Am I grateful for them? You betcha I am.
RANDOM THOUGHT: My very overweight daughter is using my Spark Tracker since I got my FitBit. She informed me she is parking further out in the lots, she is getting up and moving, and getting those little lights lit up. She is making vegetable soup, which she said she will be living on this week, trying to get her eating under control. She is giving up energy drinks, and sticking to her lemon-water, coffee and green tea. I am so happy! This could be a very good start for her.