Some days you can feel lucky just to come across a song that makes you feel something. I heard a beautiful song driving to work today.
I cannot underscore how important songs of hope are in this world. I found myself singing along and feeling grateful. It occurs to me that everything I have is in some way tied to sacrifices that prior generations made. We are all in so many ways so very fortunate. Just the fact that you, or me, or anyone is here at all is a probability of one in 102,685,000 (Are You a Miracle? On the Probability of Your Being Born).
While at work, I made a Kindergartner feel better about herself today. She was upset and I was able to turn it around for her and that was an amazing moment. To move her away from anxiety to a sense of safety. Again, I felt so grateful to be there at the right moment to make a difference. Why are we here if not to make a difference?
This is the part where you may be thinking – what does this have to do with health and weight loss? I have wanted to lose weight for a long time. I can tell you, that there were times when I never thought I’d actually be able to accomplish this.
How did I turn it around? As I look back 270 days into the journey, I see some connections. Having a sense of gratitude helps. Finding beauty in the world helps. Considering multiple perspectives helps. Being kind to myself and practicing self-care helps. If you are someone who never had to lose weight I don’t know if you really understand what a remarkable thing it is to get close to goal. It is life-changing, it really does change everything.
I not only have so much more energy, it is also that I see myself differently in the world. Yes, there is the matter of self-confidence and that I feel good about my appearance. It’s more than that… it’s the understanding that I am doing something that I really wanted for myself. Something that has been elusive for so long. I wonder, do you relate? If you do please believe that you can do it too – because you can. More tomorrow.