That is how I feel this morning. It started with Lori’s blog about her one year anniversary of losing 100 pounds! And as I commented to congratulate her, of course I was thinking of my own journey (most of you know I have lost 100 pounds, gained back 8-13 depending on the day…so tired of saying that…) And I realized that there is so much to be happy about. In the dailyness of life, it is easy to get bogged down in the drudgery of ‘working at it’ and not see the bigger picture. Here is my comment to Lori:
Lori, isn’t it just wonderful? Its really a miracle. To have a different body. A different life. To still enjoy food. TO RIDE YOUR BIKE 26 MILES ROUND TRIP AND ENJOY A FROZEN YOGURT! It just lifts my spirits to think about it this way!
Then I spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME reading around in blogland. Somewhere along the way, someone linked to a nice self-affirming, motivating video that I enjoyed. At the end there was some music that sang about how nice it was to be near the ocean, then went into a chorus of ‘Allelujahs,’ and it made me think of Who I am thankful to. And I watched this video which I just love. That is Who I am thankful to. For this life. For the time to be able to sit for hours and read blogs, after two long hard days at work. For the ability to still do a good job at that work. For the friends that I have made on my computer, that I hope to meet someday in real life. For a body that still works. For Food, Glorious Food. The food that can fuel my body AND taste good.
This is my finished rug from last year’s camp. I think I’ve posted it before, but thought I would share it again. The sentiment from it comes from Jesus’ words in Matthew 6, of course. And it reminds me always of what I am thankful for.
P.S. Does anybody know what I did to change the spacing on my blog? It is a mystery to me.