thank each of you that fb messaged, emailed and commented yesterday.
i climbed into bed last night exhausted and really sore
after two days of working out in the morning and then again in the evening.
i'm heading out on a hike as soon as i press the publish button.
i pulled up a design blog and saw images of gorgeous ( slender of course)
women in amazing clothes, fabulously styled hair
and incredibly high heels.
i think i slumped a little when i saw the images.
i started thinking about my recent emotional/workout/whatever slump
that we all can so easily get tangled up in the "be all things to all people" game.
the mom who looks and dresses fabulously,
keeps the gorgeous home
cooks these amazing, healthy, green, fiber full meals
never has a fuss with a friend
meets sales quotas
has increasing blog readership
recites philosophy, literature and scripture.
whose husband finds her increasingly sexier the older she becomes...
the whole package....to all people....all the time.
it's just natural to want to be the best we can be
at all things.
to be good stewards and make good choices
for our smiles and our waistlines to be proof of those.
so last night i even looked at dan & said...
you sure you think i'm gorgeous?
aren't you disappointed with me?
he has loved me the same no matter how i look, how i act
what i do and don't do.
i'm not sure how he loves so unconditionally but he does
& somehow, the later on that list above, he does. or at least he's a great liar!
i'm reading "choose joy" by kay warren
& last night, in my sore achy slumpy self
i read the following:
"Your God is there with you. the warrior-Savior.
He will rejoice over you with happy song,
he will renew you by his love,
he will dance shouts of joy for you"
she goes on to say...
"he doesn't just smile at you...he sings and dances with shouts of joy for you.
he knows all about you.
he knows how often you fail to get it right,
he knows the times you earnestly desire to shine like a star on a dark night
but don't quite make it.
he knows the truest intentions of your heart
he sees when you're trying....
he knows what no one else will ever know.
his response to all he sees within you....
he dances for you with shouts of joy!"
so this morning,
i'll dust myself off
take two aleve
& head out to exercise.
i won't let those yucky thoughts try to rob my joy today.
whether or not i make a healthy green meal or not
have a great day
He's smiling at you
no matter what you do today
no matter what you accomplish
no matter ...
He's smiling at you