Live Your Dream…..Don’t Fight It

April 29, 2016

This morning I read the letter ‘Y’ of the A – Z challenge. My friend was talking about how her husband’s  health isn’t the greatest and how he will awaken at night screaming about how bad he feels.

This was my comment:

Hey Lillian (not her real name)
I know just how he feels. I’ve fought weight issues for a very long time a finally realized this morning….yep today….that fighting doesn’t work. Both he and I need to learn that fighting our body just doesn’t work. We need to ask it what it wants and then slowly start giving it to it. If we move too fast our system doesn’t trust us so both John and I need to be gentle with ourselves.

It seems that whenever we want something be it simple like an  icecream cone or  complicated like buying a house we fight against the very thing we  want.

Oh the icecream has too many calories or we’d never get a mortgage because of our ages and income. So, guess what. No icecream and no house.

We end up depriving ourselves of the very  thing we want by fighting against it instead of finding a way to love the idea and us.

So stop already  yet! Find a way to have  w hat you want without going overboard.

It’s not always easy but if you step back and consider even for a few minutes quietly or talking things over  with your significant other…don’t have one? talk to the dog or cat. They’ll listen.

Solution…..have your icecream in  smaller dish and use a smaller spoon than you normally would.

As for the house. Maybe look for a fixer upper or even a mobile or manufactured home. Most of them now are pretty nice.

My husband and I were looking for a new place to live back in February. We never dreamed we’d end up buying our own little mobile home. It’s not fancy but it has a fairly large extension on one side completely done (insulation, wiring…the whole bit).

We are both creative and he is a great fixer  upper so we know that we can make it what we want with mostly sweat equity and some ingenuity. We also have friends ready and willing and able to assist.

So…..don’t fight against what you want…..figure out how to get at least close to the goal and then go for it. You just never know where a bit of stepping back and looking at the bigger picture will take you.

Happy dreaming, planning and succeeding.

Val

Finding the Write Words

It seems that every time I reply or comment on a Face Book posting there is a message for me in my response.
Well my dear readers…I told someone this morning who was having trouble finding the right words for their children’s story…”Don’t hunt them. Be still and they will find you.”

As I wrote that reply it finally got my attention. I’ve been having an awful time finding the beginning of one of my stories.

So I am celebrating telling the characters in my book that if they want their story written they will have to find me and tell me what happened.

I won’t be hard to find. I’ll be the one with a tea cup in my hand and a nice fat chocolate chip cookie on the saucer.
Have a totally fantastic day whatever day of the week you are reading this.

Thanks for dropping by.