Sunday, July 1, 2007

Raw Emotions

This photo is over a year old, but it's relevant... There was a lot of this today.

Wow, I feel exhausted. Two sick cranky kids, one husband, and many major life decisions took a LOT of energy today. It feels good to be dealing with my emotions rather than suppressing them with candy bars. I will head to bed early tonight and recharge my batteries.

Someone posted this quote on a list that I am on and it hit me square in the head,

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

---Marianne Williamson, Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Does know about the source of my fears liberate me from them? Stay tuned.

Today's Food

10 a.m. About 12 cups watermelon
1:30 p.m. Part of a cherry banana smoothie (interrupted by sick 2 year-old)
2:45 p.m. The rest of the cherry smoothie, some leftover bok choy and apple salad
7 p.m. Mango-Fennel Soup (recipe in The 80-10-10 Diet), more bok choy and apple salad, 1 2/3 avocado (I "had" to eat them, they were starting to go.)

About 2100 cal, C-P-F 73-6-21
20 minutes strength training
20 minutes aerobics
10 minutes stretching


Sarah said...

aww sorry the kiddos are sick. :( I hope everyone feels better soon!

Courtney said...

That photo is priceless! What a cute and pathetic looking little child!

I am so sorry that the kids are sick, and I hope that your day went better today!


Anonymous said...

I hope you had a better day!

Thanks for the quote -- it is such a great one!

TheWriterStuff said...

Don't mean to gloat but I'm so glad I don't have to deal with a sick 2-year old any more. Of course, instead I have to deal with a slick teenager which is a whole 'nother experience. The fun just never ends. ;)

Anonymous said...

Writerstuff and Greenmama, I currently have a sick three year old grandson, the male version of your picture there, AND a slick teen-ager of my own, so gloat away! LoL!

I hope you are having a better day. The quote was wonderful and so true. Made my day when I clicked on and saw the picture, even miserable they are beautiful!