Spring showers, snow flurries, turkey, and hockey playoffs – must be Easter weekend.
Debating roasting my ‘great deal’ turkey purchased a few days ago; feeling celebratory over some milestones reached, some more within reach and feeling like spring is truly in the air as well as on my calendar – plans to dust off bike, pump up tires and see if I remember how to ride …
Habits, good ones/bad ones – easily ‘habitually’ repeated how we’ve habituated wherever situated; so many like riding a bike – we never forget how, never change how we ride …
Long weekends mornings, especially quiet ones, solitary ones, offer relaxed times for reflection and for being industrious, being creative, being able to spend quiet time with a book – or with quiet meditative gaze out a window or at a ceiling – never knowing what will happen, but I find I’m more open, more receptive than during hectic work-week mode. With less urgency attached, seeing things differently.
While most urgent things put on the brake, we have time to revere what makes us peaceful and remind ourselves that the only thing that saves us, advances us, and sustains change are the choices we make and actions we take. We stumble sometimes and can use a hand, we tremble sometimes and need a shoulder, we fail and need support – but we carry on, step up, go forward and we’ll often find that what didn’t work, can. What didn’t succeed the first fifty times, can. What we never thought possible, is possible.
Every living thing is capable of growth and change, right?
You WILL reach your goal weight, Mark. You’ve already made the mental commitment. I lost 50 lbs. a few years back .. just quit taking sandwiches for lunch at work, and cut out all sweets. Didn’t seem to miss it, and have only gained back about 5 of those lbs. Now eat pretty much whatever I choose .. when you are on the downside of the hill, why the heck can’t you have what you want anyway?, MR, Calgary, AB
"How far can I go?!" - Unawarely and/or unconsciously I asks hundreds of times every day, but, I know I will never get a final answer. Physical strength, mental power, and growing, but still little kids; their future, my destination; have to reserve energy for the quiet long run, in stead of bursting like fireworks. Not just as simple as "Set, Up and Go!", not complicated either, but do struggle with the choices of which part to focus, which part to just maintain and which part has to bear with as a dream( sweet sorrow). Being jealous some of my friends who are in good condition to ask themselves "How far can I go?" and straightforwardly talked with them and sincerely hope they can grasp/ take their advantages. People, including me, just do not realize the value of the things they own. I will dig in mine in this coming long weekend and wish all the best to my lovely friends, JH, Calgary, AB