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Monday, February 21, 2005
Has it been a month since my last blog? How is that possible?
Oh well, life does that sometimes. There are times when I turn around and a whole chunk of time seems to have been misplaced. This is definitely one of those times. One of the reasons is that I am facing some serious problems in our life in general right now, and it take a lot of my energy to NOT spend my precious time and thoughts focusing in on things that I cannot change or influence in any way. I am not a religious person at all, though I am spiritual. One of the greatest and, to me, most important experiences of my life is to learn to be happy and thankful for ALL experiences, not just the ones that we like to label as “good”. There are so many interesting and, yes, wonderful things about “bad” experiences, not the least of which is that they allow us to fully experience and appreciate the good things in our lives.
I am a person whose nature drives her to think in terms of black and white and life keeps throwing those colors at me in piles, making me realize that most of life is actually the combination of the two, known as the infinite levels of gray. We live in the relative. I love the song, Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries from the musical, Fosse.
Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don’t take it serious, life’s too mysterious.
You work, you save…you worry so – but you can’t take the dough when you go, go, go.
So keep repeating, “it’s the berries”, the strongest oak must fall. The good things in life, to you were a loan…so how can you lose what you never owned?
I end up singing this to myself a lot. It helps to remind me that there is nothing that can be taken from me because I have everything that I need. The rest is an illusion.
I have to laugh because my six-year old loves the show Fosse, too (we have it on DVD), and she was goofing around and sang it, "life is just a bowl of bananas - don't take it serious". I thought that was great - better, in fact - it WOULD be hard to take a bowl of bananas seriously.
OK – to the diet and exercise. I was rolling along on the t-tapping and then I hit this past few weeks and just haven’t wanted to exercise. It’s too bad, too, because my body has really been trimming up rapidly. The nice thing about t-tapping, however, is that it is very forgiving. I am going to work out this week, and I expect that I’ll trim right back up. Sometimes I find that my body just needs a rest. Hopefully, I will come flying back. One thing that IS interesting is that even though I didn’t workout much for the past 2-3 weeks, the changes that the t-tapping had created in my body – the “cinching” up of my waist, the trimming of the back and the pull upward of the booty have stuck and stayed. I’ll be starting from a better place. I've been pretty compliant with eating, so that part seems to be working OK for me.
Well, I have a website to get built and up this week, so I’d better get going. I have a couple of thoughts that I’d like to write about Miranda’s column and something that blogger Suzanne wrote a day or two ago, but I’ll have to leave that for the next blog. Maybe I’ll write tomorrow. That would be a good thing.
In the meantime, I’ll just keep repeating, “it’s the berries” (or bananas).