Hey there! How’s it going? I read an article a little bit ago, and it reaffirmed something I all ready knew and a bet you do too. Unfortunately, I did not write the name of the article or the author (something that I am sure the author would appreciate and I need to be in the habit of doing), but it basically said, even when you do get lost, remember you will always find your way out when you are ready.
Now here is the thing – How many of us ‘Fall off the wagon’, or ‘go off our diet’, or get too busy and stop exercising, or break our cleanse, Whatever? So what do we do about it? Put off getting back on track until a more convenient time, right?
I am going to be brutally honest, because I have been begun to be brutally honest with myself lately (note I said “BEGUN”). When is that convenient time going to be? There are Always going to be holidays, there are Always going to be deadlines, there are Always going to be friends, family, children crisis’. Seriously, why are you not taking your life and health seriously? What are you hiding from? Do you like to be less than the person you could be?
You are AMAZING! I am Amazing! We all wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for us all working together. Why are you blaming and hurting the one(S) you love the most for your own lack of self esteem? They all ready know how AWESOME you are – you won’t accept it. and it doesn’t matter how many people tell you, or how much in so many different ways you are told, until you LIKE yourself, you will continue to stay on the same path you are on.
Life gets discouraging and sometimes downright scary. If it weren’t for these times, we wouldn’t appreciate the good times. And it wouldn’t give us a reason to ask for help from others and have us work together. But we have to work as a team and not let the ones you ask for help from to do all the work and then blame them for things not going how you want them to. YOU have to be accountable for YOU. No One else can be accountable for You. Get what I am saying?
Whether it is work, health, relationships, spirituality, you are accountable for you, even when you are lost. Joyce Meyer says “You do your best and let God do the rest.” Funny because my headmaster at my grade school Dr. Norwood E. Band had ‘mind training’ season each year where he would produce a writing (not a poem) and ended up with a collection of them. Then, we had I think 6 -8 weeks where we had an opportunity to learn them (not memorize, we would not receive anything for rote learning with these), for a monetary reward. This one came back to me a few years ago and I want to share it with you now. Today by Dr. Norwood E. Band
Today is yours Claim it!!!
This life is yours Live it!!!
In the Claiming of the day
The unimportant fades away
Little details have a way
of robbing you of the day.
Are you afraid of the unknown?
Those troubled seeds of doubt have sown.
Face the day as meant for you,
Pass the darkest places through, learning each day how to live
to the next a Promise gives.
Of the best, Yet to Be
Remember who you are. Remember where you are going. And if you need to get on a different path to get there, SO WHAT? Just don’t take the easiest way, because you are cheating yourself, and selling yourself (and everyone whose life you touch) short of the significance you are to make in this world. I’ve been lost. I am sure it’ll happen again. But what I am reminding myself now is that it is an adventure instead of curling up in a ball and denying I have anything to do with it.
What about you?