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It Takes a Minty Orchestra…

11/03/09 – 8,125 Steps (whoo hoo)

Food Journal – Yes

Good morning Mintdom,

I knew yesterday was going to be a good step day because we went shopping for more office furniture and accessories.  The store was huge and of course, picking out accessories leads you down many paths.  There were three of us and one on the phone so the ideas were flowing.  We make a GREAT team, and it was actually a lot of fun!

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

Speaking of teams, one of the benefits of writing a blog every day is that the people that read it become a team of sorts. Yesterday, I received a call a Mintdom team member who said that I needed to get the whip out of my hand – that I was too focused on what I was not doing.  My first reaction was to protest – I need to be transparent. She said that I needed to focus on loving myself as I am right now.  That hit me like a ton of bricks, and I could actually feel the tears well up inside.  Yikes!  She was right on the mark because I hate the way I look, and I am working hard and I am not losing weight.  I am frustrated most of the time.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciated that call.  Others can see us better then we can see ourselves at times.

My teammate did not leave me high and dry (or wet with tears lol) though; she gave me guidance, and I wanted to share it with you.  Here it is:

She suggested that I look at myself in a mirror, and say something like this, ten times, aloud, “You are beautiful and I love you just the way you are right now.”  She told me to focus on the process, to enjoy the journey and to remember that God loves me just as I am and so does she.

I can feel the tears welling up as I type this. I want to thank my teammate, my beautiful friend for being a part of my orchestra – together along with all of you – we are creating a beautiful symphony.

AffirMINTion:  I am beautiful and I love myself just the way I am right now (said 10x in front of mirror daily)

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

1 thought on “It Takes a Minty Orchestra…”

  1. Hey Mint,

    I agree with your friend entirely, you are BEAUTIFUL!!! I would like to add on to your friend’s comment, if I may…let’s be an optimistic realist! It is smart to think of yourself in a positive light, but I think you would be selling yourself short if you didn’t recognize the feelings you have. Yes, make sure you think well of youself in the mirror, but what is your spirit/mind telling you? Maybe your effort is not producing the results that you are looking to achieve. Maybe you could adjust your workout program a little? The definition of “Crazy” is to do the same thing over, and over, and expect different results.

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