Monday, December 28, 2009

If You Did it Before, You Can Do it Again

On Christmas Day a friend of mine texted me to wish me a Merry Christmas. We texted back and forth for a few minutes, and at one point I told her that I hoped her day was going well. She texted back and told me that she had a meltdown earlier because she had gained weight and none of her clothes fit. We've all been there. I'll raise my hand high and say I definitely know that feeling. At this time last year, I really wasn't loving the fact that I had gained so much weight. She said that she was disappointed in herself because she said she wouldn't gain weight again unless she was pregnant. After the birth of her last child she had lost 40lbs. Her last text said she didn't want to burden me with her problems. I told her that she had lost weight before and she can do it again.

We all let ourselves down occasionally. We may really want to do something, but other aspects of our lives get in the way, preventing us from doing so. We are each a work in progress, (hopefully) evolving and moving toward a better incarnation of ourselves. I'm definitely a different person than I was 5 years ago. Hell, I'm a different person than I was a year ago. Lessons have been learned. Knocks have been taken. I've picked myself up, dusted myself off, reassessed, and kept moving forward. I know how easy it is to get caught up in what went wrong, but it also helps to remind yourself what went right. The saying "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" is a bit trite, but it's true. Every single day that you live is the opportunity for a new beginning. It gives you something to build upon and to strive for. If you don't like some part of your life that is within your power to change, then change it. Today is right here waiting for you and it's full of possibilities!


  1. An excellent message to start the new year. All we can do is do what we can do.... (Whew, that sentence made be dizzy). What I'm trying to say is that you have a way with writing that encourages all of us. Thanks.


  2. I live by these sentiments:
    Do your best & have a good heart.
    If I do this I am hopeful that life will repay me in kind!