Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Body image

i had a great conversation with a new friend/mentor, about body image.  She said she too struggled/struggles, with how she views her body. in our conversation she reminded me that God created me the way i am for a reason.  My mom said the same thing a couple of weeks ago, stating that whatever plan he has for me, i needed the body type i was given. This is not easy for me to accept because my mom and sis have a different body type, a smaller body type. i work overtime to try to lose weight, and end up gaining muscle, thus becoming heavier.

it comes down to what i say about my body. The book of  Titus tells us to not be slanderous, that means against ourselves. for me that translates to being mindful of what i watch, what magazines i read, websites i visit, see i'm influenced greatly by all of these things, and the more i concentrate on them, the more challenging it is for me to #1 accept the body type i've been given, #2 not obsess over what i don't look like, #3 envy other's, #4 mistreat my body.

all in all the holy spirit and i have a lot of work to do.

Monday, February 27, 2012

birthday blues

Blue is one of my favorite colors.

My birthday was yesterday, and i have to admit, this year was really laid back and mild. i went to Arkansas,  had a small get together with my family, and just chilled. i reflected on all the amazing things i did last year, and have been trying to come up with a list of super exciting to do this year.
1. dating - somehow this one always makes it on my list
2. vegas - not that i'm a big party person (anymore), but i feel like its a trip to take (tenatively set for May)
3. another country - i want to go out of the country once a year, maybe that's over doing it, but it would be nice
4. nfl/nhl - i've never been to a NFL / NHL game
5. Brazilian - and i don't mean the country

that's all for now toodles

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Black History Month

This was a letter my mom emailed to me today:

Good morning,

Today is. The first day of Black History Month. I wish that I had spent more time when you were younger to teach you about the rich heritage of people God selected you to be born into.

I was thinking this morning about the pain that many of our fore parents experienced in seeing their son and daughters mistreated and killed. But then I remembered that what Satan means for evil God turns into good.

While their lives were shorten here on earth, they we expedited into the presence of God. A place of peace, love, abundance, no more pain, just to name a few. If they could speak to us they would tell us they are in a FAR, FAR, FAR better place.

There is nothing here on earth to be compared. So thank you satan for sending so many of our forefathers on to a better place. No more crying, no more dying, no more hunger, and no more pain!
It is Time to really look at things in a different perspective.