Finding Joy in the JourneyBoth abundance and lack of abundance exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend . . . when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present—love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us happiness—the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I like the visual of which garden we choose to tend. All of us have them both. If you are a visual person or have some talent why not draw up a picture of your garden of abundance and your garden of lack. Label each thing in both gardens with what is growing there. If you have no talent (like me) just do your best. It's not the artistic talent we're looking for, it's the experience. This would be a good addition to your journal or scrapbook if you chose to do one. If it would make you feel better, set the garden of lack on fire and watch it burn. You will then have only the garden of abundance to enjoy.
Well my blogging friends I haven't been keeping you posted on my progress and yesterday morning I weighed in at 215.5; I started at 223 and reported that I was going to go in 10 lb. increments so my first goal is nearly reached. I have one more week so I should be close if not there. I will be making another graph for a 10 lb. loss and continue to weigh in on Mondays and Thursdays. I have to figure out how to get a picture up - will work on that. I see some of you standing in front of a full length mirror for that. I don't have one but I can go to our Wellness Center - they have mirrors everywhere. It isn't the emotional roller coaster it used to be so I really don't have anything to vent so much. I would rather be supportive to those of you who are really fighting an emotional battle as well as a physical one.