Welcome back to my little corner of the world. I hope my recent posts have been a blessing to you in some way. My friend took my pictures today before we went to a movie and dinner. Calling this, “Purple Passion.” And purple just happens to be one of my favorite colors. This ensemble has all kind of shades of purple in it

Love my purple and black “Zebra” striped FitBit band. My bracelet is Lavender Jade and Amethyst. And my necklace is Amethyst, which also happens to be my birthstone.

The black BandCuff works well with the ensemble. I have to search and see if they have come up with any new colors for them.

I've been having a hard time trying to decide what I would be blogging on tonight. Whenever this happens I guess you could say I wing it and just see where it leads me. Most times it actually turns out quite well. So let's start with the above. How many times during this journey have you beaten yourself up over the mistakes, missteps or what you perceive as your failures? Probably more than you would like to admit. Is it counterproductive to do this? Does it move the ball further down the court (to use a sport's analogy)? Does this EVER have a positive effect on your efforts or does it send you further down the path in the wrong direction? Maybe it's time you stopped dwelling on all the things you're doing or have done wrong and focus on all the things you've done right. Try this: Sit down and make a list off all the ways that you have been successful so far. How do these things make you feel? Are you proud of the things you have been able to accomplish thus far?When you sit down and actually think about it, I bet you'll find that you have plenty to be proud of. Of course you will go through periods where you struggle. I am going through just such a thing now. But I know I still have plenty to be proud of. Physically I have been able to far exceed anything I ever dreamed was possible. And I have done it despite my age and some of my physical limitations and conditions. I have found I am stronger and have more stamina than many people far younger and far less physically challenged than myself. It is quite empowering. I know I will get out of this funk. I just have to let it run it's course and in the meantime, I am going to keep challenging myself with my exercise regimen. I WILL get my eating under control again and I know I have to do it sooner rather than later, but I won't dwell on it to the point that it negatively affects my entire journey. Negativity breeds negative results and conversely a positive frame of mind breeds positive results. Try being cognizant of this principal for the next week and see what happens. It just might surprise you.

I'd like to close with these words to live by. The past is the past. You can do nothing to change it. Your future has not yet arrived. Strive to make the most of it and stop worrying about what you can't change.

Till next time, God Bless.


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