Sunday, August 31, 2014
True transformation comes from within
The words on this clip will be my mantra as I go about this day. It serves as a stark reminder to each of us that "Changing one's appearance....losing a significant amount of weight.......working to transform our bodies.... does not guarantee happiness or peace." That must come from internal change in the way we think; react; and respond to those things around us that we cannot control. Losing weight alone does not make one beautiful; beauty and contentment comes from within; from the acceptance of one's flaws; and the continued desire to be kind, compassionate, and loving. Even a "fit" rocking body cannot cover up a bitter, resentful, or selfish spirit. My prayer today....as always is "God, transform my mind, my spirit, and my heart, so that in turn, my body will be transformed to reflect the peace, joy, and beauty deep in my heart."
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! It's almost daylight; I'm off for my walk before church.