Nearly all of us want to achieve the result of more money or finally losing weight, but are we willing to do what it takes to achieve those results? Are you willing to sacrifice what it takes to reach that end?
It is not just about the prize at the finish line but the cost of the endeavor overall.
Goal setting in the past has been my way of “fixing” the things that are wrong with me. Improving the areas that I am not measuring up to some elusive standard in my head. Working on my own mental health has helped me in my goal-setting and continued progress.
Now, at 52 years old, not only am I a distance runner but I am a marathon runner. There is a chance that I will never run another marathon. But there is a better chance that one day I will. And even if I don’t, I am a marathon runner.
So why goals? I believe that part of this “divine plan” is for me to learn to work with and manage my physical body and mind. They are gifts from my Heavenly Parents for me to use to come to know myself better. I don’t believe God wants us to become something different than we are (Just my belief, and may be unpopular), but truly to become more of who we were created to be.
Most importantly I want to take the time to congratulate myself on showing up, imperfectly at times, for myself, for nearly an entire year, to meet, achieve and succeed in my goals…. ALL of my goals for this particular event. Celebrating my achievements is not something I am accustom to so I am working to develop that more for myself as well.
Tegan is a great example of working for what you want in life. She set a goal during her freshman year to become the kicker for the football team. There are no other girls on the football team but that didn’t slow her down.
I don’t know if the beach makes me realize how small I really am in comparison to the rest of the planet, but I do know that I feel awe and wonder and a profound respect for the Creator of the Universe there.
That feeling helps me to remember that He created me as well. In fact, He created the beaches and the oceans for me to enjoy. And I do enjoy them.
I am always grateful when I am able to have some “beach therapy” time, especially when I can share it with family and friends!
Technology is amazing and adds so much to my life in so many ways. And I want to be careful that it does not take over the importance for me of actual conversation, with actual people and creating real connection in my life.
Day 5… November 5 Today I am grateful for parents. This includes my own parents, my mother and father in-law, and the bonus people that have come into my life. My mother and father-in-law were some of the best people I have known. That is not to say they were perfect people. I loved themContinue reading “November 5 – I am Grateful for…”