Feel The Breeze?

It's finally here, the first day of spring.  

Disclaimer: You can take Grandma out of the midwest, but you can't take the love of the seasons out of grandma. So, even though this is coming to you from sunny Florida, I still absolutely love the first day of spring.

The winds of change are always blowing. Can you feel them?

You do not have to know everything about everything to lose the weight, renew your mind and restore your soul.  

Remember the three magic words?  "One serving equals" If that is all you can do today ... do that.

If something or someone is holding you back... let it/them go. Stop dragging things and people around. Set your mind to it. If you wait until you feel 100% ready, you will be waiting the rest of your life. Sometimes you just have to get up and go for it!  If making up your mind is all you can do today ... do that!

Think outside and don't put God in the box. Yes, the equinox in our little universe starts today. A new beginning. But this earth is just a tiny blip in the amazing creation designed for us. For just us... unless you believe in aliens. In this indescribable planet, the 7 billion or so of us call home, the design (and therefore, a designer) must stir our souls. Acknowledge the creator.  Enjoy the creation. Stop and smell the roses.  If all you can do today is breathe in and breathe out ... do that.

When I walked down the aisle of Tri-County High School in the spring of '73, to receive my h.s. diploma, this cliche seemed so appropriate; "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." It holds true today, March 20, 2017.

Today is another chance to make a change. Feel the breeze, set your sails and stay the course.

Hope springs eternal.

Let It Shine

We were all created to shine! Remember the old Sunday School song ... "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine?"  This song actually comes from a verse mentioned more than once in the New Testament.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15

I am a pretty early riser, and so when I wake up, I fumble my way into the kitchen and flip the coffee pot switch, but then I head straight to my favorite chair and turn on the lamp. I do not put a bushel basket over it to block out light. 

While snow birding, this year, we've had lots of company, with lots more to come.  It warms my heart to see light sneaking out underneath the guest room door. It means there is life in there.  A guest. A friend. Someone to do life with. 

Ever notice how the light always wins? Flip the switch and darkness disappears. Even the dimmest 4 watt night light overcomes the darkness. 

We were all created to shine. Keep smiling. Be kind. Think positive. Help out. Show grace. Love mercy. Walk humbly. Just some soul food for thought on this almost-half-way-thru-February Sunday morning.

I know this post doesn't have much to do with losing weight ... 

Or does it?