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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Lift Your Eyes

It's no secret that I've struggled lately emotionally (Is It Me?) and physically with this entire hamstring thing. (You can throw self confidence and body image in there also.)

So when I had the opportunity to review Sky Spills Over by Michael W. Smith back in May, it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time.At first, my son and I loved the catchy tune, but the more I listened to they lyrics, the more I fell in love with this song.

There's a rose in the desert
Blooming red in the drought
There's a quenching rain
In the wings of the gathering clouds

Lift your eyes
Look to the horizon now
There's still a hope for us
Reach up from the dust
And call it down
(Source Sky Spills Over By Michael. W. Smith http://vevo.ly/bPyzv2

That's when I had my aha moment -
with my injury, with my struggles of loneliness, feeling inadequate, and the list goes on and on. The words "Lift your eyes, look to the horizon now" really struck a chord with me.

As long as I was looking at my situation, that was all that I could see. But once I lifted my eyes, looked to the horizon, my focus shifted. I was no longer focused on my negatives. I was no longer concentrating on my issues and looking down. My shift in focus gave me the chance to see others.

So whatever your struggle (whether emotional or physical or both), I want to encourage you to Lift Your Eyes and look up.

There is hope...

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