Hi Journal & Friends,
So last night I stayed up way too late... got hungry again, and ate another meal. Sigh...
After reflection this morning, here is what I decided:
Sometimes this journey is all about smiles, fun and happy times.
But then there are the sad times. Like trying on my wedding ring, remembering how many years it's been since I could wear it, and how far I still have to go.
There are those impatient times... as when I realize how many years I've been waiting to wear this fun watch... still need to shrink my wrist about another 1/2 inch.
And of course, painful times, when things happen you hadn't planned on...
Thankfully, there are also times of healing... stitches out and progress is made.
Times when the only thing that makes any sense is God, and grace.
And time marches on...
What keeps us going, then, is choice. We do our best to make good choices.
We choose to be determined instead of yielding to discouragement.
We choose to make the effort instead of thinking what's the use.
We choose to DO instead of procrastinating.
We choose healthy decisions instead of instant gratification.
We choose to continue no matter what.
Did you see anywhere here that I wrote we "felt" like choosing those things??
I don't always make the "good" choice, like last night. But I am determined to do better. And that can't depend upon "feeling it."
Eventually, though, we WILL feel it again. That'll be cool! It will come in like the tide, bringing good stuff with it.
It's true. :-)
Today's Peek at the Past (Consistency and attitude... yep, still working on both.)
From Day 89, November 6, 2009 :
"Consistency is the KEY. No matter how close (or far) you are from your goal--or even if you're there already--the habits you learn along the way have to continue if you're to be successful in the long term.
In my mind's eye, I visualize the benefits of doing those things I need to do in order to reach my goal. I try to connect it to positive, happy and healthy feelings. I am not there yet, but am determined to keep at it, making progress.
I like the saying "It's all mental." Because our attitude can make or break us. I want mine to HELP me on this journey. "
(For complete post "Consistency & Flying Cats" click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "What is true about you in your mind, you will live."
My verse for today: "But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior..."
My quote for today: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.." --Dr Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
Enjoy the Journey,