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Tunnel vision. We’ve all been there…done that. Sometimes good. Sometimes, not so good. Focus is important. We all need to stay focused on what is important in our lives…but what if that tunnel vision creates such a blindness that we only see the light ahead, and not those who are helping us along the way. Then what good is the goal?

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I Took a Walk

I took a walk. Among all the fallen leaves on the ground,  I found these to be the most visible and beautiful. One orange. One yellow. It wasn’t the size. It wasn’t the color. It wasn’t even the shape that caught my eye.  It was their beautifully embedded veins within.

I picked them up and held them toward the light. Their old age displayed a work of art. The veins which once held life were now empty. But even in its emptiness, the leaf continued to breathe life within me.

Nothing stays the same for very long. The deluge of transition shifts with the seasons leaving us with new surroundings. If that’s not happening, then life is not being lived to the fullest.

Like the veins in the leaf, I believe we’ve all been given the same life giving source to a pure life. These leaves, once green and dancing on branches, giving shelter…have now fallen in the shade of a vibrant warmth where the ordinary meets the extraordinary.

Much like the fallen leaf, we face trials and triumphs.  And while giving all it had to give, even until its last breath of fresh air…it still brought out a sense of life within me, with all its exposed veins and distress.

Beauty comes in all forms. Even in death. For me, life is a series of revelations. Every aspect of life, the good and the not so good, is an awakening. The more I look within my soul, the more I see who I was, who I am, and who God still wants me to become. Sometimes, we have to believe in something before it can actually be seen. I believe God has given me a purpose and it’s for me to seek and find.

When all is said and done, and much like the leaf, I have breathed my last breath…my prayer is that I have been uncompromising in my dignity, integrity and my deep faith in God. There’s nothing more valuable than the veins to the direct blood line of my soul.

 

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Life’s Preview

The lessons of the juxtaposition of life and the twisted rain.

Like a calendar of photos of comparing and contrasting

Never the same day; always a different view.

But for me…

it’s not the juxtapose of the two…but rather,

just thankful for the in-between lessons I’ve learned to construe.

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Growth is Painful…

We are not perfect nor do we need to pretend that we are. But I do believe it is necessary for us to be the best that we can possibly be if we want to enjoy life while here on earth. 

 

I started my journey of watching my diet and counting calories on January 16th. I will be the first to say, IT’S BEEN HARD… especially on days or weeks when I’ve been traveling. But, I’ve been fairly consistent and am down 12 pounds. I still have 20 more pounds to go and hoping to reach my goal to finally fit into my wedding dress of 35 years ago.

I have failed many times and given in to the Coca-Cola and chocolate but that’s ok. I have missed some days and weeks of exercising, and that’s ok, too. I’m just taking it one day at a time.

Just like the ocean’s tide, I have my highs and lows.

As long as I have the willpower, I will make it. And my prayer is that this time will be different. This journey is teaching me how much I have over eaten in the past and how out of shape I have become, if I can ever say that I was really ever in shape! LOL 😀 I don’t know how long it will take me to reach my goal, but I do know that once I do, my mindset has changed.

Just having turned 55 and living with an autoimmune disease has made me realize that life is way too short to not take care of myself and enjoy life as much as possible physically, mentally and spiritually.

It’s highly unlikely that I will make it as a pro body builder… 🤪 but I will continue my journey. I will continue to count calories. And I will continue to exercise.

Not much muscle tone yet but I am working on eliminating the flab! 😀 

Are you in the process of working on something to better yourself? If so, please share. I would love to hear about your journey and what works/doesn’t work for you in gaining results. 

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