Day 62 of ReStart, Saturday Oct 10, 09
Good Morning Journal!
Today I received a message from the past...a weird time-travel type experience. I happened to open up a file dated 2005...four years ago. This file was titled "Random Thought on Lessons Learned This Year"
Here is what the "me" from 2005 wrote:
--Patience...ahhhh...Patience. I need to gently but firmly tame that tiger that demands instant results. I will not feed it by wishing and dreaming for immediate results. Rather, I will take pride in the little accomplishments, progress in modest measures.
--I will not compare myself to others, but be proud of myself for doing my honest best, given my circumstances. I will require more of myself, and know that in due time, the results will come. I started this journey at 460 lbs. I am now down to 398. How long will it take to reach my goal?? It will take as long as it takes, and that is alright.
Considering what I JUST wrote yesterday, this is just all toooo coincidental! (cue Twilight Zone music here...)
I guess I had better listen to this former Me that thought she had learned something about patience and not comparing herself to others...she must know more than I do!
From Dr Phil's book: "Be willing to challenge every behavior pattern."
My verse for today: "Come near to God and he will come near to you."
My quote for today: "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."--Harry S. Truman
Enjoy the Journey,