Friday, December 13, 2013
hi all - i hope you are all taking time to 'smell the coffee' at this very busy time. every year we reflect, regroup and make plans . we make plans for ourselves and families, people we care about.
i don't know about you but , when i was growing up and right into this present day, one of the prayers has always been ' for world peace'. the song 'feed the world' from over thirty years ago still plays on the radio; as do many with that very noble theme.
it would be possible if it were not for the humans who run this world.
but until that changes, there will never be world peace.
so my prayer has changed some what and it encompasses the world i can have an affect on.
i respectfully suggest to every one - please do the same. this year vow to change the world around YOU.
one thing might be if your young kids are all wrapped up in tech devices so that you never have a conversation face to face any more - you change the rules and make a tech free time and zone in your home. maybe go back to a good old fashioned game night. pop some corn - and be interactive.
maybe there is something you can make better at your work place, or on your way to work.
i wrote a blog about random acts of kindness - and i still love to do that - the opportunities pop up all the time - big or small. if you give some one a smile you have made a positive impact.
become more involved in your immediate community - the food bank needs your help so much, clothing drive/goodwill all need donations, all of God's creatures right down to the littlest living thing - all are in need of our attention.
if every one would just take care of their own space - we will be closer to a 'world peace of a kind'.
btw - my neighbor is still in hospital - she will be there until at least end of jan./14.
so we are making a schedule to fit her into our holiday plans. it will be fun and i am sure the other patients who are well enough to join in will enjoy too,.
i don't know about you but when i do something for any body else I WIN - i am selfish that way!!!! have a wonderful safe healthy holiday time and watch out for your neighbors.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
a comparison of what that means - you look into a mirror and clearly see YOU staring back, but in a split second - something or some one shatters the mirror and the shards destroy your image and all you see is unrecognizable fragments of what was once YOU.
we hear of this in multiple personality disorder - but i think it is very applicable to WEIGHT CHALLENGED persons - whether obese or anorexic.
this fragmentation pushes off course - you lose reason when it comes to FOOD and why you need it, what you eat, how you eat and your relationship to food .
that becomes such a distortion in your life. it permeates every thing you think about, and how you act.
have you ever been invited to a dinner out and for days prior WORRIED AND FUSSED about what you will wear, should you go, how will you eat or avoid eating ??
have you been in mixed company and felt 'i am being judged - how can i get away with not eating'? then when you get home you clean out the fridge cause you are anxiety ridden, very angry and feel you have to make up for what you missed out on?
THEN you have fragmentation of the mind - because you know this behavior does not make sense in the logical aspect of your life.
for years i adhered to my mantra '' I AM ONE WITHIN' which met my mind, body and spirit were on the same page. i did not let outside interference derail me.
i had a job - i felt useful - i had children - i had a purpose to my life. i was proud of myself, and as a result i shed 56 pounds and kept it off for over 12 years.
then life changed - abusive husband which escalated - kids out of the house my least favorite word in the world 'IMPOSED RETIREMENT' and unable to get rehired.
my own physical frailties along with caring for an aging mentally ill person.
suddenly - i looked into that mirror - i don't know who i am - i don't know if i can become a satisfactory replacement .
it is true words can be powerful vehicles - but so much can encroach on your mind - i cannot find the 'quiet' to HEAR my own words. the inner peace is difficult to find again.
my animals certainly are a vehicle to getting closer to that. mother nature can help me as well -
never let the little enjoyments you love disappear - i used to do art, i still love fashion - and although i know you can never go back - the past is gone, i look to the days before and TRY TO CHERRY PICK the best .
i pray that the cohesion i seek can put me together again and that i can shake hands again with my authentic self.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
it is only one week - but the doc says good progress is being made. she is in good spirits and wants to do all she can to get out of hospital.
of course she will have to go to a physio rehab facility - and it will be quite a while - but her spirits are good.
we laughed about the lousy hospital food - but she is looking forward to be some what lighter - we ladies always worried about our weight !!!!
i took a pic of her little tree - she is happy about that - brought her mail etc. so i think without all that stuff to worry about she will do well.
her daughter took her kitty cause my pugs are too playful and scared the poor thing - it was traumatic .
all is well - to top it off - we are white with snow - BB
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