Wednesday, January 7, 2009

no reservations ~ no resolutions

I don't generally make resolutions
the time lines
being put into a box, such
reminders that you aren't in sync with the plan.

I rather make w i d e ~ s w e e p i n g
declarations something like,
"in 2008, I'm going to become gluten free."
and slowly over a years time, I am gluten free :)
I made it happen, it was very hard, but I did it.

The key...
"a very realistic expectation"
I gave myself an entire year to make one change.
This year, I'm making a new w i d e ~ s w e e p i n g declaration.
"in 2009, I'm going to swim as much as I can."
No, I don't have a pool, or current access to a warmly heated one
that is covered from the sun,
but that doesn't discourage me. I feel very strongly
that this is what I am supposed to do.
He will make it happen, I have no doubt.

***The key to my drastic food change was was not a diet, it was just me loving me through nutrition.
The same will be with the swimming...I will not be exorcising, I will be moving around, in warm caressing water and loving it.

So, I guess what I am saying is that I kept it simple. Broke it down into an ~action~ that will more deeply love on me.

and in turn...I simply happen to find more love in others through the process.

I hope you find some delight today :)


Jack K. said...

I will not be exorcising, I will be moving around, in warm caressing water and loving it.

Actually, you will be excorcising. I don't think you will be exercising either. You will be getting rid of the demons that sometimes plague you.

I agree that you will be taking charge in your own quiet, inimitable way.

I commend your goal of emulating the otter. Go get wet and have a good time.

Laugh more too.

Wanda said...

Oh Darlene ~~ I can already feel that warm water around you... Pastor Dad and I have joined the Y and one of the things will be doing is the water arobics and maybe just swimming some too.

Congratulations on reaching your gluten free lifestyle....

I'm trying to keep my goals simple this years too. I want to go 3 days a week to the Y, and I want to paint and sketch more, take some day trips to see what neat things are just around my corner.

Loving you today, as always....
Splish, splash....I agree with jack...let's all laugh more in 2009.

Wanda Mom

Mary Timme said...

How could anyone read your post and not be totally delighted!? Good for you, Darlene. I bet you get it done too!

sweet expressions said...

I love this approach you have and I am going to take a lesson form it

you will succeed! have fun in the water!


Michelle O'Neil said...

And that is how it should be done. Hats off Darlene!

Wanda said...

Darlene ~~ A little birdie told me your were out and about ....and feeling better. I'm so happy ~~ I have a card on my desk and will write you tomorrow!!!!

Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom