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.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post- your words are beautiful and you are beautiful. Love you!