Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love Is All We Need

Happy Valentine's Day!
Today is the day we have designated to celebrate Love! Typically a romantic love for those significant others in our lives that fill a special place in hearts for a season or a lifetime.
Now...I am a single girl...but am still quite a big fan of love despite the absence of Cupid's touch!
I have found that all of its many forms truly is the tie that binds and certainly is essential to my daily life.
Love is a feeling that can create an actual physical reaction...a warmth...a fullness of heart that can calm, inspire and encourage in the simplest of forms.

Love presents itself in many ways in my life...a simple thoughtful act, a look, in words, music, nature or in a complex, mind blowing moment when there is not a single shred of doubt that the most powerful love is that which we are given by God...For me...all those presentations are in fact, gifts and reminders of God's love for me and for those around me.

Love is key to my Journey...feeling it...expressing it....accepting it and believing it with every step I take and in every way it presents itself as I travel! Unconditionally.

I am blessed to have those people in my life who genuinely, without judgement, without limitations, love me for who I am...even when I don't...even when I can't. A rare gift.

So as I sit and ponder Valentine's Day from my single girl is my observation. Love is universal. Love is God's greatest gift to us and Love Is All We Need!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016...Time To Rise Up is 2016. A new year. Filled with a million moments yet to be experienced and full of promise. Thank God.

The last 6+ months of 2015 proved to be challenging for me and in an effort to maintain my commitment to honesty in documenting my Journey to de-fluff...well...let's just say that I hobbled through those months often using my favorite food crutches!!
So...with that what happens in most long journeys...I got a little lost...detoured to see a few sights...and did a little wandering.
It happens.
I learned some valuable lessons...laughed, cried and at times, ate my way through! No sugar coating...which sucks...because I love anything with sugar coatings!
But the journey does in fact, continue. And gratefully, I feel excited, ready and willing to step into 2016 with an adjusted attitude, rededicated to my health,  open to all of the blessings that are yet to come and re-energized and embraced by a fortified support system!
God continues to bless my Journey...walking me through some big life changes and blessing me with some pretty amazing fellow travelers.
I am not entering this next leg of my travels under the misconception that there will be no hurdles...or tempting food crutch moments. But I, for the 1st time in a pretty long while feel confident...hopeful...powered by love and covered in God's impenetrable Grace!

2016...Time To Rise Up and Rise Up a Thousand Times Again!