Weight loss support with a spiritual element. I will keep you posted on my journey in the hopes that you will join me in becoming the person God wants you to be. Don't worry about being religious. Come as you are.




Thursday, March 15, 2012

You're Beautiful

You're Beautiful



In case you haven't heard it lately, let me lean and whisper close...
You're beautiful. (handsome)
Not because of the clothes you wear.
The number of candles on your cake.
The color of your skin or hair or toenail polish.
You're beautiful/handsome simply because of this...
You are made in the image of God.
And there's a part of who He is that we only get to see through you.
Isn't that a miracle?
You are a miracle, my friend.
You are gorgeous in ways that only eternity will fully reveal.
So stand tall, be who you are, smile that smile
and add your own kind of lovely to the world today.

from:  www.holleygerth.com

Is it getting hard to stay with your weight loss plan? It has been lately for me. I had a good week and then I let up.

It's easy to forget that we have a purpose while we are on this earth. What's your purpose? Is the weight getting in the way? Extra weight pretty much gets in the way of everything good that we aspire to do.

How two people can create another human being that can see, hear, love,  and so very many others things is truly a miracle. Each of us is a miracle. Let's act like one.


12 comments:

  1. I'm personally not religious; won't even take the new age-y cop-out route and call myself "spiritual"...but I absolutely feel that no matter what a person believes in -- the traditional Judeo-Christian God, some other version of a Higher Power, a Nature goddess or just pure science -- the human body is an astounding, complex, and still, after thousands of years of research, a mystery that can be described as none other than miraculous. We only get one body. Why would we treat it as anything less than the temple, the gift, the miracle it truly is?

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    1. Religion and spirituality are not the same thing. I cannot imagine that you are spiritually dead. If you view your body as a temple (temple of what?), a gift (from whom?), and a miracle, how can you deny something beyond ourselves? I have circled the word "mystery" in my Bible many times. Sometimes faith is the only answer. I have also wondered many times why the name of God/Jesus is used for swearing but Buddha, Mohammed, Allah, et. al. is not. People who deny Him will still use His name for swearing. Something to think about. Take care.

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    2. LOL, no, I wouldn't say I'm spiritually dead at all, but I think a lot of people use that term as an excuse for not belonging to a formal religion. I do think there is something much bigger, greater, etc. than the human race; there are just too many things in nature that are and I hope will always be beyond our comprehension. I don't subscribe to any formal belief system, congregation, dogma or written word. I respect my body for what it is -- an amazing machine that I have been entrusted to care for and maximize.

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    3. I think you would enjoy reading some of the work of Emmett Fox. We are surrounded by the proof of God. I think some have gotten hung up on boats full of animals and talking snakes. There is so much symbolism in the Bible. The original scrolls are on display in the Holy Land. This is not something one person can give to another. It takes an open heart and a mind that seeks the truth. You are such an inquisitive person. Perhaps one day you will discover that something is missing. We all worship something. Take care.

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  2. It's not getting hard as much as I have been a bit complacent. Need to do my best!

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    1. Me too. We need to treat our bodies as the miracles, the gifts, that they are. I am going to focus better this week as well. Be well.

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  3. I'm hanging in there pretty well, but life can be a mystery, so in spite of unexpected happenings, I know I need to stay the course. And Norma is right--but most of the time,I don't treat our body with the respect it deserves. That's what's going to determine how long we spend on this earth and with our loved ones.

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    1. We need to keep that in mind don't we? Our body can be a prison of pain and sickness of our own doing if we are not careful. It can also be a vessel of health and happiness. I think we should go with the health and happiness. Take care.

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  4. I'm not falling behind or anything.. just super impatient. ahhhhh product of my generation. heh. I fall into that same category with Norma. I'm not super spiritual/religious. Hopeful that there's something bigger shaping existence. I view my body as something that allows me to experience life and joy. I need to treat it well... it does so very much for me.

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    1. It sounds like you aren't spiritual/religious. We cannot just hope there is something bigger than ourselves. That is a pretty important concept. It's OK. It's a choice we each have to make. If you know and have been told the Gospel, it is then up to you to accept or reject it. The world is a pretty evil place and getting worse. This is because of sin. I don't want to get too "heavy" - no pun intended - so I will leave it at that. Our impatience has caused us to do some pretty unwise things in order to lose weight - and the kicker is it has just made it take longer to get to our goal. It didn't speed it up at all. Be well.

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  5. Thank you for this today. What a lovely and important sentiment. Lately my motivation comes from what I do NOT want to be. I want to be free and independent and strong, absolutely as long as possible. Healthy and able are so attractive to me.
    We are all so unique and bring something different to this life in who we are individually. It's even better when we find an effective way to share it. Thanks again.

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    1. I know you are beautiful. You say beautiful and encouraging things. I know my Mom is 86 and when we take in her groceries, we have to loosen all the lids for her. She tires easily. I guess it's part of the aging process but I want to avoid that as long as I can. Take care.

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