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My word for 2008

Sunday, December 30, 2007

My friend sent me a link to a blog that talks about choosing a word to guide actions in 2008 rather than an action. The blog includes a list of potential words and a "for instance", you might look at the clutter around you and decide the word should be release to allow yourself to deal with clutter and excess weight. (Really, read the original - it is much better than my paraphrasing).

I thought that word would be good for me since I really want to deal with the clutter I have created in my home and body. I also liked the word health since I certainly want to continue a path to improved health. Then it hit me, my word for 2008 is "self-love" . I am working on my food and exercise habits as an extension of my desire to treat my body with respect and love. I am dealing with my clutter problems because of my desire to treat myself with enough respect and love to have a pleasant environment to live in and create in. "Self-love" was not a concept taught to me as a child but after 1/2 a century I realize that #1. it is a requirement for me to accomplish anything in life - even to truly care for others and #2. I am totally deserving of that love!

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  • NEWMARILYN
    Thanks for this. I know that I need to really love myself, regardless of the weight loss. I guess I've never seen myself as good enough as a 'stand-alone' unit. I see myself always in relation to.... Like, Ruth's daughter or the kids mother, my employer's employee. And, I never seem to measure up to my own expectations in those relationships. My self-esteem has been low since I can remember. I don't know when it was formed, but it started out messed up. I want to fix it. Because, I want to enjoy this life. I want to be happy while losing weight and after meeting weight loss goals. Because, I know that if it isn't fixed... I won't be happy, even thin.

    Thanks, again.

    God bless,
    Marilyn
    4946 days ago
  • BEINGGOOD2ME
    I agree with ya Sara if we cant love ourselves how can we truly love others and how can we succeed. I too plan to be good to myself in 2008
    4955 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2362834
    :::nods::: we have to be ok withourselves, don't we? will be working on that more in 2008 :) Glad we're sharing the journey!
    4956 days ago
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