I read the book Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach
about 20 times
each time drawing something different out of it
But the one thing that stayed constant was her
call to make an Illustrated Discovery Journal
a sort of scrapbook journal where "you created
a visual autobiography of your authentic self
by crafting collages that reflected
your long-forgotten passions and preferences"
I have several of these, and each one reveals
progress and change
The photo above,from a long forgotten ad in a magazine,has become a visual mantra to me:
Does it matter that I started too late (55) to look like a buff 25 yr old?
does it matter that I fell off of the wagon of practice many times?
does it matter that it is getting harder to lift those weights?
I am a warrior
for myself...the only warrior that counts
and yes, I have had to begin again
even in the last few weeks
but the woman in the photo inspires me
NOT A QUITTER
a warrior woman
2 more pounds banished
blood pressure (with new meds) down
LDL.....well, let's not throw a wet blanket on my party
but I'm working on lowering it
cheers on this beautiful day of Autumn