Endless Rivers

of Hope

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts

I thought I’d create this composite piece to express how I’m feeling this evening: Empowered.

Nothing earthshaking has happened. The scale hasn’t tipped and my willpower crumbled again at the sight of the cookies. The good news is that—with a little help from the family—that little brown box is empty now. Yay! Overall I’m eating much better than I was a week ago, so I’m making positive changes. That’s not why I feel empowered, though.

The fact that I see this as an endless undertaking is what is giving me strength. There is no finish line; no gold medal to be won if I move at warp speed. I have months (even years) to work on this lifestyle change… and that is what empowers me. I have time.

I’ve taken the plunge, and although the changes are slow and small, I am in there… moving and dancing with them.

Peace & love everyone. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with you!

12 thoughts on “Empowered

  1. Rhen Laird says:

    Wow wow wow, Janet–thanks for taking us on the journey with you. Huge blessings, and LOVE ❤

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    1. Janet says:

      Thank you Z… as always. ❤❤❤

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      1. Rhen Laird says:

        You’re most welcome…as always ❤ Your "Z"

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  2. gr8ful_collette says:

    I love that, Janet. It’s not a task with a deadline you have to complete…it’s a process. A lifestyle change that involves mental (mindset) and the physical.

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    1. Janet says:

      Exactly. I had to remind myself of that when I’d start to get down on myself for one little cookie. Well maybe 3 ☺️. It doesn’t happen overnight. Thank you! 😘❤

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  3. judibwriting says:

    Great image- full of dynamic energy into and from the Forever.

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    1. Janet says:

      Thanks Judi!! ❤

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  4. I don’t believe I’ve faithfully considered Endless anything. My shortsightedness … Eternal, yes. Time I had a different perspective. Here’s to your Empowerment and successes, Janet

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    1. Janet says:

      It’s new to me too and it’s working. I guess it’s about the same as “one day at a time,” but from this perspective it also says… “we still have tomorrow to do better.” I think it adds a push to keep going rather than just give in. Anyway thank you Michael. 😘

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      1. Agreed, Janet. I’m big believer in “Do Over’s” … 😊🙏

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  5. JustBeingMe says:

    That’s a great quote. I think you’re right about the lifestyle change too. I’m sure thinking about it that way is key to success. 🙂

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