Hi Journal & Friends,
I have been mulling over 3 Questions that Chris at A Deliberate Life asked me several days ago. I hadn't forgotten... it's just that I didn't have an answer to the first one (I never claimed to be a deep thinker, LOL!).
Okay, on to the Three Questions.
1. If you could ask God three questions, what would they be?
Honestly, I've thought about that almost every day since asked. When I think of a question, I get embarrassed that it seems so petty to ask of the Creater of the Universe!
And... I keep changing my questions. I think I have TOO many questions, maybe that's the problem. Then again... I also know when I get there, I will have all the "time" in the world to ask, listen and understand the things that I must accept by faith now.
If I HAD to choose one, it might be: is there a better way to know your will... what you want of me, what would please you, make you smile?? How to better tell when it is just me, or if it is really You speaking to my heart?? I guess this has to do with knowing Him better, knowing His voice so intimately, that there is no mistaking that small still voice within. "...his sheep follow him because they know his voice."
2. If you could go back in time and have dinner with a famous person, which person would you choose.
1905 - 1997
3. What was the mistake you learned the most from?
Not losing the weight sooner.
Time passes faster than you would believe. It is precious, and once gone, it's gone.
I distinctly remember on my 30th birthday, moaning about how I had always wished I had learned to play the guitar.
Then it hit me: I would BLINK, and I would be 40. So stop wishing for it, and DO it.
So I did.
I bought a used guitar, strung it with new strings, learned to tune it, bought some books and taught myself to play it. I was never really very good, but that didn't matter. I DID it.
But... I didn't apply that lesson to the weight loss. I "dieted"... lost weight... then regained it and then some. Repeatedly. I had a "diet mentality".
And time marched on. And my life took a detour from what it could have gone.
And I blinked again... and now on my next birthday, I will be 60. I still can't wrap my brain around that. In my heart, the Inner Me, I only feel about 40, if that. Weird, I know.
So that is why I am so determined now. I FINALLY get it. On this earth, time is finite. MY time here is finite. I don't want to waste any more of it on losing weight than is necessary. I want to LIVE my life, my best life. To BE the person I was always meant to be. To make this time of my life Grand and Glorious.
That was the mistake I feel I learned the most from.
Moral of story:
Time is the coin of your life... spend it wisely.
DO IT NOW.
Today's Peek at the Past (this was a deeply personal post, with pics of my Momma.)
From Day 35, September 13, 2009:
Full of memories today...I stayed up most of last night reading a small book by Geneen Roth, titled "The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed It." (about the book here)
I hadn't intended to once again wreck my schedule...but once I started reading, I NEEDED to keep reading. I cried my way through the book...there was something in there for me, and I knew I had to keep reading.
It was a good cry...a healing cry...and I am smiling today, flooded with memories. They are not phoney "the way I wanted it to be" memories. But sweet and real...full of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Nice...peaceful..."warm and fuzzy" type memories.
(For complete post "Full of Memories " click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "When you kill time, remember you can't resurrect it."
My verse for today: "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
My quote for today: "Lost time is never found again." --Benjamin Franklin
Enjoy the Journey in spite of the hard times,