Hi Journal & Friends,
Yesterday I had a dream... a DISTURBING dream.
In it, I was looking in the mirror, examining my face. It was all puffy... bigger... fatter! When I woke up, I looked in the mirror, because it had felt so real. And I had felt confused, scared, upset, and discouraged in the dream, and it lingered after I awoke.
The last couple of days I've been feeling like I was JUST getting a handle on things again... regaining focus. Starting to exercise again, and trying to regain momentum.
I finally decided to stop waiting until Jim went back to work to follow my routines... to stop using the disruption of my schedule and routines as an excuse.
And then I have this dream! :-O
Sean, at a Daily Diary of A Winning Loser, wrote something recently that has stuck with me for days:
"We must embrace consistency... defend it from your emotions and circumstances at every turn."
Shortly before I read that post by Sean, I had decided that for my 2011 Theme pic I was only going to have one word on it: Consistency.
And my struggles recently have proved to me that I STILL have a long ways to go in that department. So I am defending my journey... defending against even my OWN squirrelly emotions.
One thing that I can say that I am feeling GOOD about again is exercise. I'm not up to the level I was before, but I plan to get there soon. My hand is healing nicely, and not holding me back. Here's a pic of my battle scars. ;-) I get the stitches out this coming Thursday... yay!
(Isn't Vevie gettin big?!)
From Dr Phil's book: "Evaluate each and every option in your life against the priorities of your goals."
My verse for today: This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."
My quote for today: "He who moves not forward, goes backward." --Goethe
Enjoy the Journey,