He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
In going through my quote collection to find something for today's post, I was struck by how many of them have to do with success and failure.
I am hereby declaring myself okay, just the way I am. I have nothing to succeed at, nor nothing to fail at. I am, and that is enough.
Most of my Friday quotes are related to my lifelong quest to achieve and maintain a normal weight. I'm 60 years old, and I'm pretty sure it ain't gonna happen. If it does, that would be nice. Not great, not a "success," not the answer to my prayers.
I'm going to continue to walk and eat healthfully, because I feel good when I do. I hope to run again, someday, and I realize that my internal chatter – you're too fat to run – isn't helpful. In previous races I've participated in, there have been many people running who were larger than I am now. It's kind of sad that I know that; it means I was comparing myself to others, and that's something I shouldn't feel the need to do.
I'm tired of fighting with myself about this. Accepting what is feels right to me (today).
Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time, later today or in the future.