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!

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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

12 thoughts on “Empowered

    1. 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. 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. 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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