10/05/2011

Quote of the Day

This isn't really a quote per say, but I wanted to share.  I was reading a post called Blast From The Past (Throwback Edition) #1 on one of my favorite weight loss blogs (Transitional Vanity) where blogger TinaDivaTV shared pictures of herself from a year ago before she started her weight loss journey.  Anyway, she mentioned how she used to feel like the "big" girl in her group of friends which caused her to hate taking full body pictures with them.  I can definitely relate to this.  Of course, this is something that goes beyond weight since almost everyone has something about themselves that they feel self conscious about.

Today's inspirational quote/poem focuses on living life to the fullest. There used to be (and still is at times) things that I am hesitant to do because I feel conscious about how I might look or  how others might perceive me.  Although deprivation is usually associated with weight loss, I still believe that it is important for me to still enjoy myself by taking the time to pamper myself and enjoy life:

Imagine a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out all of it, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of

* One year, ask a student who failed a grade.
* One month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
* One week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
* One hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
* One minute, ask a person who missed the train.
* One second, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
* One millisecond, ask the person who won an Olympic silver medal.

Value every moment you have, and count it a gift from God. Treasure it by sharing it with someone special—especially your spouse and children. Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” 
—Psalm 90:12

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out girlie and I understand completely where you are coming from. I wish at my heaviest I realized that my weight should have never made me feel anyless beautiful because everyone else around me was "skinner" than me. Like you said it is important to live life. Everything involves time and once we find it in ourselves to love who we are then we will find ourselves not so fixated with our "body image". To this day I am still becoming more comfortable with my body but I am not not completely there yet. The small steps I have made has opened my eyes for the growth that I have made and the same will go for you and anyone else.

    Love your blog girlie and I nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award check out my Kreative Blogger Post :)

    www.TinaDivaTV.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for the nomination! Personally, I'm working on becoming more outgoing. I have a friend who told me that whenever she has a piece of clothing that she is uncomfortable wearing she wears it around the house until she is comfortable enough with the outfit to wear it out even though she is not overweight.

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