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Take The Minty Plunge!

8/20/09 – 6,821

Good morning, Mintdom!

Yes, I am back and I have the sore muscles to prove it.  It is amazing how quickly I lose ground.  I have to say that, I am still not in the pain that I was at the very beginning while I was walking.  It does not matter anyway, because I am not giving up – permanent period infinity! Do you remember saying that when you were a kid?  Do you remember saying jinx when you said something with someone else at the same time?  The other person could not speak until you unjinxed him/her.  I used to love getting my brother Jon!  LOL! Anyway, I am not giving up my quest to walk the 10,000 steps a day consistently and more so, to lead a healthy, balanced life.

Today, I am learning to lead my life in the way that I choose to lead it. I want to lead my life where my insides match my outsides.  I want my actions to match my beliefs even if they are corny.  I am learning to take risks, and finding that it is not as scary as I think it going to be – like taking that first dip in a swimming pool.  At first feels so cold, but once you get in all the way, once you make that plunge, it is so refreshing on a hot day!  Like this blog, I wanted to write a blog for years, but was afraid it would not be good or I would run out of things to say.  I have a few of them started out there in cyberspace.  Not until I went in ALL THE WAY, did I have a blog, and trust me, I am far from running out of things to say! LOL!

Doing this challenge and my thoughts in public gets a little intimidating; I do not want to fail, and I especially do not want to fail in public.  It is difficult to fail privately, but in public seems a lot worse.  It does not really matter now, because although I have not achieved the 10,000-step goal YET, I have improved my health, and made some new friends in the process. Then there is that old fear that, once you get to know the ‘real’ me, you will not like me that hear every now and then.  I used to give in to that fear too often. Today, I believe that giving in to that fear helped get me to an unhealthy weight, kept me in an unhealthy marriage, and made me an unhappy person and insecure person.  Since I took the plunge into the pool, I found that people DO like me when they get to know me, and I am a healthier, happier, and tanner (single ((sigh)) person!

“One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.” –Oscar Wilde

Are you leading the life that you want to lead?  If you are not – think about taking that plunge into the pool today!  Feel free to share your thoughts here

AffirMINTion:  Today, I will take the plunge into the life I choose!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to!

Life is good!

4 thoughts on “Take The Minty Plunge!”

  1. Your only single because their are very FEW men that are good enough for you! So don’t ; be happy that you are waiting for one that will shine as brightly as you do.


  2. Good Morning Deb and all of Mintdom
    I decided this morning it was time to share my thoughts instead of just keeping them to myself, I guess you could say I am taking the plunge.
    My first thought and mainly a statement about myself is that I have chosen to live according to God’s direction for me and my family, you will understand this better at the end of my shared thoughts. Thinking that, I appreciate Deborah for sharing the need to be accountable and in so doing it makes us more responsible to ourselves and to others. The next thought that came to mind was being able to enjoy the journey in a world that is so results oriented. Many times we are in a hurry for the desired result or goal and forget to realize the enjoyment of what it takes to get there. I guess I would say as we enjoy our AccomplisMINTS we should enjoy the one or two MINTS we receive each day.
    This next thought I have reminded Deborah about before and decided its something we all should be accountable for…..REST. In Mark 4:35-41 Jesus and his disciples get into a boat and encounter a storm, but we find Jesus at the back of the boat asleep. Even in my world I very seldom see a sleeping Jesus but even in a storm he found time to rest and even during our worst struggles we need rest to renew ourselves for the next day. I am guilty of not resting allowing worry or the need to get something done keep me from REST. We must find balance between the BUSY and the UNBUSY before the TOO BUSY weakens us into a state of unhealthiness. If interested I would reccomend the book “Rest In the Storm” by Kirk B. Jones, an account of his journey back from a nervous break down and a TOO BUSY life.
    The last thought(and now all may rise and cheer,lol) is that when we talk about our lives, I am reminded that may life is just a small part, but not an insignifigant part, of the life of everybody. Others have an affect on our life as we also have an affect on theirs, including people we may never meet. All around us was going on before we were here and will continue after we are gone, it is up to us to join in on what is going on and not just watch it go by. A quote from a rather strange source;

    “Eighty per cent of life is showing up.” Woody Allen

    Regardless of your thoughts about Mr. Allen the words tell us something, to join in you need to show up, if you want to sing go ahead sing, if you want to dance well dance,(I love to dance and sing) but show up for the party and when its time REST.
    I do enjoy Deborah sharing with all of us the MINTS she receives each day reminding us that sharing our life with others is a gift we can give and a gift we can recieve. Deborah this maybe Mintdom but you are a gem.

    Pastor Alan

    1. Wow! Thank you for sharing that message AND for the reminder to rest. I just love that about God. He is always looking out for us and He actually instructs us to rest – probably because we are not smart enough to do it on our own!!!! It is so easy to get caught up in busyness, and not pay attention to the MINTS we get each day!

      Thank you for not keeping all your Mints to yourself!

      Life is Good!!!!

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