Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sneaking Up On Myself

I had no intentions of following through.

I convinced myself that breaking my plans wasn't the end of the world.

I slogged through the have-to's, grudgingly doing only the things that would create more hassle for me if they weren't done.

I kept breathing, although shallow, kept debating with myself about what I should be doing.

I can be quite nasty with myself, so to quiet the bickering I did one teensy eensy little thing that required almost no effort but that didn't have to be done.

Surprisingly, I felt a bit better.

So I did one more ever-so-slight tweak of my plans, took one deep breath amidst the shallow ones.

Each time, I snuck up on myself.

My spirit kept giggling like a child anxiously awaiting to be found in a game of hide-and-seek.

And when the game was done, I discovered I had won.

Amidst all of the complaining and over-thinking and fatigue and groaning....

I found the strength to just move.


What will you find the strength to do today??

(I hope that amidst your journeys you take a moment to visit my sister's new blog, "Kaizen"! She's a lovely mommy starting to sing with her own beautiful voice ... I know if she finds half the love I have through blogging her voice will only get stronger.)


  1. Thanks Trudy!

    (TO other commenters as well: I've been trying to email to respond to you. If you aren't getting responses, let me know...I'm trying to keep up as I can!)

  2. What a beautiful post! Also good to hear that I'm not alone! Thank you for your sweet comments and for becoming a follower. I look foward to more, Kristin xo
    PS I love your picture!

  3. hi there...beautiful writing...a pleasure to read your post...xxxps...becoming a follower

  4. Motivation...exactly what I need today! Thank you!!! Especially after three days of rain, when my whole body just aches to stay in bed and my eyes feel puffy! I will make the effort to forge ahead! :) Theresa

  5. Congrats! That is a major accomplishment. Be proud..Be very proud of yourself!

  6. great post....I love the picture you used! good for you on a big accomplishment!!!

  7. 8 miles?! that's sooo awesome!!
    oh my...for me, it was an accomplishment that i went on a 45 minute walk today! cheers to our movement, dear one!

  8. I can't figure out if I got back to everyone, so hopefully those who commented subscribed to the replies...if I didn't email you, THANK YOU for your comment!!