Have you seen any miracles lately??
Why not? Are you looking?
Life is such a surprise..... every minute of every day brings a small miracle. The challenge is to SEE them. The random hug or phone call from a friend or family member... the tv show that is on JUST when you get the chance to sit down... or what about when the item you spent yesterday searching for - turns up where you have already looked? Do you recognize the little miracles?
On good days, it's easy.... I know I am a special child of God and I know God puts special miracles in my life.
But on those 'not-so-good' days, it's easy to miss the show. Those are the days when I cannot envision myself being a special child of ANYBODY. It's easy
to sink so far into myself that I don't see the miracles. THAT is where it is imperative that I OPEN MY EYES and make a point of noticing...
I spotted this iris yesterday..... mid-January... look at the buds on it! I don't even remember planting it there. But I know that it is a sign of hope! I am glad I didn't miss it and I could share it with you.
Miracles abound for all of us! Do you have your eyes open?
*****Thrive in Five Day 7*****
Removing stress from my life has been something I have been working on for a while. And many of you have followed me in the last year as I have wound my way through life and relationships.. so you know that simplifying and relaxing are great priorities of mine!
I must confess... one of my stressors right now is trying to do this total health program (Thrive in Five) RIGHT. When you choose to live your life out loud, if you will, like I do in print... it is humbling when you recognize you can't do everything the 'right' way. But the reality is that NONE of us can do everything the 'right' way. I may not QUICKLY lose the weight (that I will eventually lose) but I DO feel so much better and more energetic... so I believe this is a really good track for me to be on.
I told you at the beginning that I had already gone halfway through the program in December. I found that the small changes I DID make helped me feel better through the holidays - and though I did not lose weight... I didn't gain any either :-) But I put the ACTION on hold because I didn't have the time to DO IT RIGHT. What I DID 'do right' was keep listening and learning. FIVE minutes... that's it. A five-minute audio gave me something to think about all day. And I was ready to begin again.. renewed and ready. SOMEthing stuck :-)
What I am reminded particularly today is NOT to worry about weight loss.
TRUST the process... I've said it before and I'll say it again.... if
you trust the process, it will work for you. It took me more than 50 years to create the habits that got me here.... it will take me more than 30 days to change it! Trust the process and stay on the journey!
So, MY 30 days will not look like your 30 days... and I can tell you right now that on Day 31 (or maybe on February 1 :-).. I will go back and start over so I can be reminded that good health is my birthright!