Enjoy Moments in the Journey
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The time is 11:24AM and living is going well. I'm now at 171 and feeling good. I'm moving better, but that's another story for another time.
Today I decided to wear a pair of black jeans (red, black, and white are my favorite colors). I wore jeans on the 17th and I did not have to lay on the bed to zip them up. I felt good about that; however, by the end of the day I had ridges all the way around my stomach. Today I decided to wear my black jeans. I slid them on and thought I would have to breath in to zip them and I did not have to. I zipped them up and was thrilled. I'm only 5'3" so they were long, sooooooo, I had to wear heels (lots of people are surprised at that since I'm 67). I love heels; they are no longer four inch heels, but today I feel pretty.
I tell you all that for the simple reason that for a moment I felt pretty. I don't know what the rest the day brings, but I know what I felt in a moment. I'm not at goal weight, but I have made progress and that's good. I'm aware that I have a ways to go, but I'm also aware that I am going to rejoice, relish, and appreciate the moments along the way. If I only focus on the future and what I desire I will forget to appreciate the moments and the journey.
An example of that I find in raising my four children (they'll all grown up). If I had only focused on what they would be like has adults I would have missed their journeys. The moments and their journeys have bought joy, frustrations, anger, heartache, laughter, fear, treasures, bliss, and yes even rapture. There was nothing to compare to the moments of holding each one of my children at birth, at two, or any other age. In my moments of missing them I remember each feeling that I had and I remember that their journeys and mine are not finished.
Lessons to learn, I have many. Moments along the way, I have many. Frustrations along the way, I'm sure they'll be there. I'm choosing to not focus on the frustrations, the slip ups, or even the mistakes. I'm going to focus on the moments and the journey.