Gym closures in the pandemic forced me to start exercising at home with no equipment except for a couple of hand weights. After 4 months of home exercising, I finally did my 1st push up! Something I could not do after 10 years in the gym as I would just get onto an elliptical at the gym and do nothing else. Truly when one door closes another door with a better view opens.
By choosing to see the beauty in a person or situation rather than the side that is not so nice. I am that person, that will focus on a single black spot on a white sheet of paper, instead of focusing on the rest of the paper which is free of spots. I can make more space for beauty by shifting focus to the larger picture instead of a tiny small thing that may not be nice.
When I let go of my own ideas, new paths emerge, new possibilities open up. For something to come new to come in, something old must go out. My husband says if your cup is full of water, you cant pour anymore water into it. I have to let go of set ideas and preconceived notions for new truths to emerge. What those truths are is still to be determined.
To trust life means letting go, leaning into the moment or the situation we are in and listening to what it’s trying to tell us.
My brightest light allows me to see that I am okay, I am complete. My brightest light allows me to see that our Creator does not create junk.
I have a condition where the right side of my body has muscle atrophy. My entire right side is thinner and weaker than my left side. The condition also created horrific scars along my entire right side. I have been conscious of this my whole life, wearing clothes to cover up the scars and to hide the different sizes of my limbs. My face was miraculously spared. Even with this imbalance in size and strength, my body works and allows me to live a full life. I ran a half marathon a few years ago...
I have a condition where the right side of my body has muscle atrophy. My entire right side is thinner and weaker than my left side. The condition also created horrific scars along my entire right side. I have been conscious of this my whole life, wearing clothes to cover up the scars and to hide the different sizes of my limbs. My face was miraculously spared. Even with this imbalance in size and strength, my body works and allows me to live a full life. I ran a half marathon a few years ago, I was able to experience childbirth, my son is now 19. My husband adores me and spoils me. I am normal, even though I am not normal, this is the wonder of my living body. I believe my Creator looked into my mother’s womb and stitched me up and painted me and I am exactly as He/She intended. I don’t always eat nourishing foods and treat it well and today’s questions is a reminder to nourish my body and give to it as it has given to me.
Patience with myself and others
Acceptance and reserving judgement of myself and others
To be the best version of myself.
I needed this question to remind me not to treat others the way they have treated me. To reserve judgement and treat them well regardless of how thoughtless they have been. I am helpful towards these people but I feel resentful below the surface. I do not let it show. I need to do good for them without internal resentment. This question is a reminder to focus on their good qualities and let their bad qualities be between them and their own conscience.
Nature, a good book, being in Church, any Church and the silence and peace that comes with it. And a good laugh.
The ‘great fullness’ of my life is that even though I fall down 7 times, I get up 8 times. I am grate full that even though I fail often, I have the determination to do better, every day in every way.
Someone said “Kindness begets Kindness” which is another way of saying “Pay It Forward”, being kind is a gift that keeps on giving. Someone else said “When you have to choose between being kind and being right, be kind and then you will always be right”. Love that phrase.
I appreciate freedom which is something I usually take for granted. Freedom of choice, freedom of speech.
Holding onto old beliefs, thought patterns and automatic behaviors is slowly ending. I am trying to think differently and behave differently. Albert Einstein said ‘Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results”. I’m trying to end what hurts my progress and begin what helps me’
Thank you for sharing 🙂
So nicely written.
Sending you positive energy. Feel better soon.
And I pray for you Antionette 🙂
How remarkable. Many Blessings you and you family for undertaking this and prayed for a successful completion of this journey.
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