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Better not Bitter for 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

This is my philosophy in general, not just for 2020. However, I do allow myself to feel bitter too. I just try to move forward to figure out how each challenge or set back or even heartache can make me better. I think negative feelings have their place as long as we use them to grow and we don't get stuck.

So this year, I will continue to write in my gratitude journal as needed. I will continue to take glorious walks and play outside. I will continue to nourish with healthy foods and have dates with my husband. I will keep making plans with friends. I fill my proverbial cup so high that when life starts sucking away everything, there will still be something left.

I am thrilled that I have been able to maintain a significant weightloss, but this year I push to lose those final pounds to get to the normal range and even give myself wiggle room. I need to get back to tracking. I also need to find new ways to enjoy vegetables and I will be experimenting with some new recipes. I remind myself how fortunate i am to have this challenge. Healthy range is no longer a distant dream. It is within my grasp and I want to embrace it!

Every day I am healthy, get a decent night's sleep and eat healthy food is a gift. Every day my loved ones experience the same is a gift. I would not become better if I had not experienced the bitter. Cheers to living life to it's fullest and enjoying all the good things because of and in spite of the difficult things.
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  • SPICY23
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    Gifts of Health, Fitness, partnership, Wisdom, Gratitude, Perspective, Humor ...

    You have a strong foundation. It will serve you well when needed.

    Know that sadness, grief, heartache, and bitterness are like shadows cast by the love and caring that once upon a time shined so bright. They have their seasons, but they too pass if we let them.

    Wishing you smooth interactions.

    Peace and Care
    48 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    "I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it's like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way."
    ~ Joyce Meyer

    You have a plan in place to carry you through the not so good times. What you call gifts are the results of all your good choices and positive attitude. May your life be filled with blessings in 2020.
    52 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    52 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My dear, you are an inspiration. Being positive with all the situations going on in life is not easy, bit a positive attitude sure makes it easier to handle.

    You KNOW you've got lots of support here, too, so always glad to read your blogs. They help others so much.

    HUGS and all the best in 2020.
    52 days ago
  • _RAMONA
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    53 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE518

    what a beautiful blog, thank you!
    53 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    cheers you are doing great what a lively blog Hugs
    53 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Cheers to you and cheers for not focusing on the bitter.

    Your plan is great and
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    53 days ago
  • FRABBIT
    I really love the way you write!
    53 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    You have come such a long ways and I commend you for such positive change. I do have to agree with TERRACOTTAGE who posted before me---bitterness sours, and you have too sweet a personality to swallow that pill. {I know it is not easy---I had to let go of some really awful things that happened over a lifetime---and was considered the 'black sheep' in the family---but that is just their opinion. I know otherwise and let them strew in their hatred if they like, but I will not be a part of it. …. I wish you peace and happiness in this year of 2020. Sincerely
    53 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2020 1:42:21 PM
  • PACEKA1
    You are absolutely right. We can't always avoid the bitter but we can use it to learn and grow. A great plan for 2020!
    53 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    Wishing You Strength & Light in 2020! You have a great plan inplace - now Work it!
    53 days ago
  • TERRACOTTAGE
    Great plan here... emoticon
    *but try to lose the bitterness. It gives 'them' control over you. emoticon
    53 days ago
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