Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful Day 4

  • Marshall home
  • Next week
  • No SAD
  • Job
  • Shiloh
  • Beauty
  • Contentment
  • Life
  • Discipline
  • Self-control

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful Day 3

  • Marshall made it safely to Las Vegas
  • Friends to eat dinner with
  • Laughter
  • Quiet
  • Seeing deer run with their white tails showing up the hill in the woods
  • Sleeping to 7:30am
  • Animals to keep me company
  • Sun beaming through the windows
  • Girls to visit and shop with

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Day 2: Weekends

It's not that I live for the weekend but boy do I enjoy the anticipation of Thursday and Friday being just around the corner. Today we celebrate Veteran's Day with a big production including breakfast and a program for local veterans. They come in droves and many make it an annual event. After the festivities die down, the staff are allowed to leave for the weekend. This should be around noonish. For this I am thankful!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Day 1

Two weeks from today will be Thanksgiving. I've decided to spend the next 2 weeks writing each day about a place of thanksgiving. Day 1: as I awakened this morning I am thankful that routine and order have been restored to me in my eating.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hillsville 2012
For several days, really weeks, I've been thinking and contemplating about my situation. My weight, my health, and my failures. It's not a fun place to be when all you can remember is the many times you have attempted something and failed. In fact this is not really a place I like to visit or ever suggest anyone goes. Yet, it's where I've been and it seemed to lead me to a crossroad. I received an email from a dear friend who had read my post "Move", she spoke truth and hope to me, her words:

"I remember when I could not move for pleasure. Taking a walk was prohibited because of pain.  I also remember the September day in 2005 when I took my first walk in probably 5 or 6 years.  I felt as though I was flying. I felt giddy, feather lite (far from it!) and FREE!  Move as you feel the need to move today. Move because you can. Move for someone who cannot. The Holy Spirit in you has given you a simple suggestion. A doable one with many empowering choices. Seize the one that appeals most to you and do it with joy-because you CAN.  As I look at people 25 years my Senior, I realize that my time of free moving is waning. Carpe Diem."

This week I came to a place of peace, decision, and action. My tried and true, Weight Watchers was going to be my friend again. I decided I wasn't going down that road that leads to death but the one leading to life, change, and hope. Lunchtime yesterday I walked in the doors, armed with humility, fear, and weakness. I left with cautious anticipation. My journey begins one step at at time because I can.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Hope

Waiting and Watching Topsail Island
October 2012
Each day brings a new hope. We can count on the sun to rise and set each day. Today is a new day for my journey. Faith and anticipation are hiding in the crevices of each step I take. He calls us to move, to hope when we can't see what lies ahead, and to believe His promises. Some days it's easier than others.