Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


to lose this poundage
which hugs my core
to make my clothes
fit looser on my body
so grunts and groans
pouring from my mouth
to eliminate all
the clutter
to know the peace
in simplicity.
to accept what is
to allow
to focus
on the now
and STOP
about the future
to enjoy
to savor
the simple things
on the age spots
on my hands
and find
something worthwhile
to do with them
to love
with all the love
in me
still keep
some for me
to take
each day
as it comes
and do
my best
to make it better...



DJan said...

I so agree. It's easy to focus on what isn't right in our lives, rather than what is. I am glad you are spending some time on your blog writing poetry. That is certainly a worthwhile activity, and I appreciate it.

Mari said...

This is really good! I agree and I need to work on some of those same things.

That corgi :) said...

All of those things can be accomplished too! I struggle with the majority of those same issues myself. I think you are in such a transition spot right now with hubby just having retired, that you need just a little "down time" to "regroup" so to speak and then I think when you are ready, it will b easier to work on the weight (start cutting down portions and walking more), de-cluttering (my goal is to reduce by 90% before we move, I'm sure I'll hit 30-40% but I'm going to try to be really objective about what goes/what stays) and when you worry just say "I trust you Lord" and try to remember his promises and faithfulness. (I think I just gave myself my own pep talk, LOL :)

You will do fine! I know it!


Donna B said...

Oh thank you so much betty, Mari and DJan...

betty: You are so right. I always bite off more than I can chew (literally) instead of taking on a more manageable amount. Now that it is cooler, I can attack our garage. I have called Big Brothers to come pick up a donation on Tuesday. I will have a huge pile!!!

Thank you for reminding me to trust the Lord. I appreciate your pep talks. I have worn a silver Faith ring for several years now. Whenever I look down at my hands, I am reminded.

Mari: You are amazing the way you keep up with three blogs, cook so deliciously, work as a nurse, take beautiful daily photographs and spend time with your children and sisters. I admire you so much!

DJan: Thank you so much for appreciating my "poetry"...more like "free flowing thought", but it's my style. I too enjoy reading and feeling connected to what others right. Thank you again for your friendship.

Chary Johnson said...

The battle of weight loss is something I am all too familiar with. Great poem. Good luck and be well.

Madame DeFarge said...

there's some worthy ambitions in there. I wish I could have some and stick to them too.

Marylinn Kelly said...

If we don't dream of, wish for, the things that matter, I don't know how we will make them real. The small increments are what I find works for me, with anything, otherwise I become overwhelmed before I even start. To be peaceful, to be a normal, healthy weight are my primary goals, my deepest desires. Then I will focus on what comes next. I picture things beginning to move, to shift, and more than one transformation can occur at a time...small changes add up and I know we are not doing it alone. Patience and compassion with yourself, that's what I try to remember.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice poetry- I know these feelings all too well. :-)