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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Beginnings..."Finding JOY in the JOURNEY"

I have loved rereading President Monson's talk on "Finding Joy In the Journey"...This one paragraph in particular drew my attention:
"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."


Don't you just love that? Years ago...all through my teens and young 20's...I managed an "athletic" body...I could RUN for MILES and not feel it...Bend and Twist my body around...almost like I was double jointed...In my early 20's I was between 110 and 115 pounds...It was amazing how much fuller I was able to live life...with a HEALTHY body that could take anything on that came my way...My mind and physical stamina was able to cope easier....because it was healthy and strong...


Wow...If anyone told me...that my "athletic" body would change..I would have never believed it...However, I REALIZE that it was CHOICES I have made over the years...that places me in the situation I am in, today...


However, I am THRILLED for another CHANCE to "overcome" this "weakness" I have developed over the years...I believe "MODERATION" in all things...is acceptable...so in the future...I do hope to "enjoy" the gifts of life in food form...that I believe are blessings from our Father...Nothing like sitting around a table with family and friends and sharing GREAT FOOD...together! (smile)


Holly, I have CHANGED your TICKER...It is already for you to begin your new year...once Josh leaves again for Iraq...You came real close to your goal in 2009 by losing "42" pounds!!!! That is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! Hugs and HIGH FIVE for that accomplished goal!!!!

We can find "JOY IN THE JOURNEY"!!! Even in the efforts of losing weight!!! (smile) 







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