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Carpe Diem

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's not about yesterday, it's not about tomorrow, it's about TODAY! Carpe Diem, Sparkfriends!!!

I am learning to live in and to thoroughly enjoy each moment that I am blessed to live in. It's a hard paradigm shift for a person like me to make. I'm a planner, perfectionist, controller by nature.

But with age comes wisdom and maturity. Life is gently and lovingly teaching me to not obsess with the future and try to plan for every detail of my life...it's not only exhausting for me but it must be hilarious for God to watch. I am reminded that God knows the plans that he has for me, plans to prosper me, not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV). This word has always been planted in my mind but I am now free to live it out in my heart and watch it grow throughout every aspect of my life.

I have also found solace in Matthew 6:34 (MSG): "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."

I joined SparkPeople to lose weight and look fabulous on my 40th birthday in a month. I may not be exactly where I wanted to be but I still have time. If I don't hit the bullseye dead on, I'm okay with it. I tried, I made progress and I'm not giving up. I'm enjoying the ride that only a life worth living can give.... with all the speedbumps, curves, twists and turns along the way. Plus, I finally realize that I need not wait to my birthday to be fit and fabulous... I'm there already! Lovin' my new mindset, body, and strength (both inside and out).

It's amazing but I'm finally living for the DAY... this day. And it sure feels good!!!!

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