While reading my last chosen book for the 2021 Goodreads
challenge I did many suggested workbook exercises.
Reality: ‘All the questions & answers, all the lists, all the
drawings and the letters to myself were ‘beneficial’.
I had to be 100 percent onboard and honest to feel
Random page from my journal ‘Happy Thoughts’
contains a letter I wrote to my body. It’s soo much
better to feel good about yourself.
The day I wrote the following I had a good laugh.
You are old and tired now.
I remember when I used to take better care of you.
What happened? Life! Ageism. Depression.
Although I make honest efforts to forge ahead,
re-starting an exercise regimen combined with
healthy eating I doubt I’m going to approve of
the image in the mirror.
Wear a bikini (heck no) related thought = dread.
The stomach of this body carried four children on
the inside and I have a ‘roadmap’ to nowhere for
proof on the outside.
True, I’m unique and special – look at the previous
exercise, a long list of hobbies I tried throughout
my life and all the accomplishments.
Truth is: ‘I don’t like being old’; however, I’ll continue
my ‘old in years – young at heart’ portrayal.
I pray I can keep a positive mindset – one day at
a time future.
‘It’s okay to love myself and demand respect’ even
when the mirror image is a bit bothersome and tad
This journal entry portrays mixed emotions.
One has to put themself in a good frame of
mind and enjoy today’s journey at whatever
stage of life.
To compare oneself to the younger generation
is a waste of time since the biological clock
moves in one direction, forward.