Where are you @?

Central Park Symbol

Central Park Symbol

Recently, on a visit to my brother in New York City, I saw a silver glint beneath a tree.  So incongruous with the natural terrain, I took a photo.

Where am I at in this journey to eat less, pray more and love abundantly?  I’ve gained weight.  Pray on the fly and recently had an epic fight with the hubby.  Needless to say, I am not as far down the road as I would like.

Had a mirror moment with a dear friend today.  Mirror moments are those rare occasions when someone else shows you something about yourself you never saw before. 

Standing in my filthy kitchen she gave me a mirror moment.  No really-the floor has a trail of melty popsicle drippings resembling a Technicolor crime scene.

Where am I @ in my mothering?  When I went away for an overnight, my kids ran to the door upon my return and screamed, “You’re FINALLY home!”  I was gone less than 24 hours.  That’s love abundant.

Where am I @ in my career?  My boss, the kind of dream boss who is more mentor than bureaucrat, told me to do what I had promised to do.  My work, my word, is my integrity-in or out of the boardroom. I pray for more character building moments in the midst of the memos.

Where am I @ with eating less?  Not.at.all.  Someday, just not today. 

Where am I @ with praying more?  I couldn’t get through a day without it.

Where am I @ with loving abundantly?  I have found love in the most surprising places.  In a cuddle with a sweaty little boy while watching a movie.  In dropping off a frozen lemonade to my tired salesman hubby.  In laughing with friends until 1 a.m. while restaurant staff impatiently look on.  In a smile from my Dad in the midst of his painful battle.  

Where are you @?  I would love to hear.

Glad you are on the journey with me.

Here is a song which inspired me.  It’s about choosing the Divine in the midst of the destructive.  Had to share.

 

 

2 comments

  1. Call Me Heretic

    At least Steph didn’t send the leftover cake home with you. 😛
    I’ve been working on eating better foods rather than eating less. We don’t even buy pop or junk food when we get groceries. I still have a pop when we go out to eat – so instead of banning it all together it’s more of a treat thing. That helps me, cause I tend to crave things if I’m absolutely not supposed to have them.

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  2. Stephanie Karfelt

    I am @ …. ever listen to that song by Eric Clapton “Let it Grow?” That is where I am at.
    Sometimes we just have to tread water for awhile, it isn’t all about getting somewhere, right? I always tell my Dear Hubby that we’re Human Beings not Human Doings, though I’ve long suspected he is a Doing. 😉

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