It’s been said that, “the greatest gift you can ever give someone is the gift of your own time.” Thank you for giving me that gift today. I always want to add value to your life.
It’s hard to believe that this little blog is 5 years old. I took a few minutes today to reflect on what I have learned about myself as a blogger. I also thought about what we have learned as we walk along the path of health and well-being.
I have to admit that it takes a lot of discipline to write and post each week. I have a love – hate relationship with technology. There are some days that I would rather clean the bathroom than sit down and write. But this old brain needs the challenge of learning something new and I’m not a quitter.
This writing is also an act of obedience. God has challenged me to reach out beyond my circle of friends and use my gift of encouragement. For a girl who grew up on a hobby farm in Northern Ontario, Canada it’s really cool to have readers from all over the world. The Internet is truly a remarkable tool.
Like all good bloggers, I’ve listened to you and made some changes. Instead of a structured program and a mountain climbing theme, which I started when this blog began, I changed it to walking together on the path of Health and Well-being. We take little steps and make little changes to be healthier people. Sometimes a structured program just sets us up to fail again and I never want that to happen!
Together we’ve learned that real life is about imperfect progress.
We have a mix of good days when most choices are healthy and bad days when there are more poor choices. We’ve learned that a poor choice doesn’t mean the whole day is a write-off! Right? It’s not an excuse to continue to make poor choices for the rest of the day! Instead we make a quick U-turn and make the next choice a good one.
We’ve learned that every little step does make a difference. Little steps like using a smaller plate, drinking water as our main beverage and finding a fun way to move our bodies every day. These little steps all add up and together they make a difference.
We learned that discouragement is always lurking in the shadows. Some days the battle is just hard. Discouragement can creep up on us and that is why we have this one main Bible verse. “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
I like this verse because it applies so well to healthy living. Make good choices and we reap the benefits of good health. But our Great God knows we can get tired of making the healthy choices and He reminds us not to give up and give in to those unhealthy choices. On the days discouragement visits chase it away with this good Bible verse and make the next choice a good one!
Lately, we’ve been learning about what really matters in life. Life during a worldwide pandemic is very different. We’ve struggled through waves of anxiety and uncertainty. We’ve focused on finding the good and keeping a thankful list. And we’ve learned that this pandemic can teach us if we are open to learning.
It is my hope and prayer that these blog posts encourage you. You encourage me when I see that you have read my posts. Together we will walk on the path of health and well-being.
Today’s little step: Keep taking those little steps to health. Every little step makes a difference!
Peace be with you,