Saturday, April 19, 2008

Say Something Saturday from Ami

Ami asks what I would like to say goodbye to forever.

  • I suppose the most obvious answer is about 70 pounds of extra weight I am carrying around. Even 30-50 would be good. I am steadily trying to get that accomplished. I wish it could happen with just a wish-but I am now down 7 pounds. Two pounds or so a week will just have to do for now. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
  • The next thing I would like to say goodbye to forever is guilt. It has always been such a motivator for me. I am always so busy worrying about what I "should" be doing that I often lose the enjoyment of what I "am" doing. I want to do things right and well. I want to be able to forgive myself if I don't.
  • Comparison. There are days when it robs my joy and that is just wrong. I am taking baby steps to free myself of it-but it still remains partially intact.
  • Clutter. Again, I am taking the steps to be rid of it. I am also enjoying the spaces created from that which I have already parted with. It would just be nice to be finished already.
  • Disorganized time. I would love to have my days mapped out in an effective but flexible way. The thing that does me in some days is not lack of time-but too much time to procrastinate things. Procrastination is a life stealer.
  • Sibling rivalry/bickering. Not pretty or tolerable. It does not matter if the children are young or old it is very unpleasant.
  • Diseases. Especially diabetes, alzheimers and cancer-but not limited to those!! Can't see any good that comes from them. We should all just be healthy until we die from old age.

The process of changing the faults that we have is what makes us better people. It truly is not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. So, some of these are real things I can say goodbye to, others I can't. Some of them I am working to say goodbye to, others I have no control over what-so-ever.

Reminds me of a certain prayer:

God,

Grant me the Wisdom to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can and

Wisdom to know the difference.

Amen.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Well said!

Jason said...

Good ones. You're making me think. I was just trying to think of things that I'd like to get rid of that aren't on your list already. Hmmm.

kitten said...

I Love that prayer. This week's assignment seemed to hit home with everyone.
Very good post. Loved it!! I love honest!

jettybetty said...

That is a great list--I'd like to say good-bye to all that stuff, too!

Ami said...

You've lost 7 lbs.
That's terrific! Yay, you!!!

:)