Monday, February 16, 2009

Better Already!

A quick trip to the gym made my mind feel better. I also found out that my brother is staying at a church - a shelter/long term residential place. He can stay there all the time and they have bible study, etc. which he likes to do. I am grateful for that. It put my mind at ease for today. While working out I thought about everyone in my life and how much I care about them. I also acknowledged that I am not responsible for them. I am responsible for taking care of me, though. And that means rest, eating right, not taking on too many commitments, having some fun, doing things I enjoy, getting exercise, and so on. So I am going to focus on that. I spent a good deal of quality time with daughter this weekend. Grandson went to a friend's for a couple of nights which was good for him. Overall I had a very nice weekend with much relaxation and rest. I overdid the food but I am back on track today. I am feeling better by the minute!

Today, I will take actions that appear appropriate. I will let go of the rest. I will strive for the balance between self-responsibility, responsibility to others, and letting go.
From "The Language of Letting Go"


Vickie said...
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Doc Manette said...

I have that book - need to read it every morning.

I'm glad the exercise lifted your mood, which is proof of another good benefit to exercise!

Hope your week stays on top.

Bea said...

Cindy, how do you set priorities for not taking on to many responsibilities? I know that sentence makes no sense so I hope you understand it.

I am going to get that book. Have you read or listened to any thing by Richard Rohr? He talks about taking on the tasks of the second part of life. I think you are doing that. Successfully. Cheers.