So this morning, my car broke down! I mean, it just started acting crazy! The mechanic says that it looks like it's the transmission, so you know that's going to be a lot of moolah! On top of that, I have to pay the State $300 for a license issue. Not only this, but I have tons of bills, credit issues, I'm broke, and I think something is going on with my lower abdomen...
I bet you all are saying, "Do you want some cheese with that WINE???" Yeah, it sounds like I'm complaining, but not really. I said all of those things to say that I am actually very, very blessed and happy. I got on the scale this morning, and I am now in the 160s. I have a wonderful boss who is willing to help me with my car payment. The sky looked absolutely glorious this morning, clouds and all. I am able to walk, skip and even LEAP if I want to; I have beautiful, strong legs. Most wonderful of all, I have a AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL relationship with my heavenly father; I know he will NEVER let me down (he hasn't yet:-).
The old Sharee, on a morning like this, would be crying, feeling sorry for herself, and decide that this new lifestyle is just not that important. She would 'throw caution to the wind' and eat EVERYTHING...Yes, everything (I mean, everything else in her life is already messed up, why not?).
I, this new Sharee, even had a momentary lapse into the thinking style of the Old Sharee, but I was able to catch myself and guide my thinking back to where it should be. When I really started thinking about all my blessings, how could I be sad? I have a wonderful life. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's truly fantastic. I just can't understand how I could have been so blind before. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't sweat the RELATIVELY small stuff. Look at the big picture. You're walking. Your able to type because you have beautiful, strong fingers. You're able to enjoy God's creations because your eyes work. You're alive. Isn't that reason enough to love yourself?