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Appreciating your gift of life

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

As I was reading articles this morning trying to earn my sparkpoints, I came across a really good quote.

"You get the consciousness to appreciate your gift of life and respond to it however you would like, moment to moment and day to day."

Wow. I thought that was pretty deep. I catch myself complaining that I can't lose weight, that I'll never lose this damned belly fat (or double chin). That I'll never be able to get off all the medication I'm on. So much negativity and it's all from myself. How can I ever expect to accomplish anything if I don't believe in myself? Instead of complaining about what I can't do. I need to start focusing on what I am doing right. I'm eating better, starting to work out again and actually starting to feel better. Yeah, I still got this belly but, I'm alive. I don't think about focusing on what a wonderful life I have.
I'm going to start trying to focus on the good in my life and try my best not to put myself down. The things we say to ourselves everyday that we would never say to one of our friends or even to someone we didn't like. I mean, could you imagine saying to one of your friends, "OMG. You have gotten so fat. You look terrible!" No. of course not. I wouldn't dream of hurting someone else that way but I don't think twice about saying it to myself. Maybe we need to become our own cheerleader. It's tough when you don't have anyone to support you. Maybe the one cheerleader we need is ourselves?
I'm putting this challenge out to all of us. Next time you feel like putting yourself down, think about it. Would you say that to a friend or to someone we love? Of all people in the world, we need to love ourselves. Be thankful for this incredible gift we've been given. Be loving to yourself and remember, we can do this! emoticon
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    Yes! I caught myself complaining to my trainer today in much the same way. I had to modify so many of the exercises, I began to apologize for my numerous injuries. Then it dawned on me what I have been through and what my body has had to endure and yet it is still functioning very well despite it all!!! So I immediately turned it around. I began thanking my body out loud for the incredible job it has done and continues to do. I finished the session feeling proud of this body I inhabit. Thanks!
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