I was walking on the beach the other day when I spotted an interesting shell. As I bent down to pick it up, a wave pushed in and covered the area with water. My first thought was one of dismay. I knew the wave had washed my shell away and chances of finding it were very slim. But at the same time, I was filled with wonder at what the sea might have deposited as it crashed along the shore.
Life works pretty much the same way. Sometimes when we think we have missed an opportunity, another comes along. I’ve heard some people say that when one door closes, another one opens. Opportunities avail themselves usually when we least expect it and it’s up to us to grab hold if we want to improve our lives. But if we happen to miss an opportunity we must realize that another one will come along, all we have to do is look for it.
The beach with the serene sound of the waves and the warm tropical breeze makes me think that anything is possible. I know that as beautiful and breathtaking as the ocean can be, the most awesome of God’s creations is man and of course, woman.
The sheer power of the human mind sets us apart from every creature on earth. It is this power that makes us accountable for everything we do. When we want to make changes in our lives like losing weight or getting in better shape, we must take responsibility for our actions and be accountable for everything we eat, drink and all the physical activities that we perform.
We can control our minds to make changes for a healthy lifestyle. It is possible to learn to Think to Shrink. The Fitness4Her Diet and Exercise Program advocates keeping a fitness journal to ensure success. The act of writing in your journal every day will train your brain to think to shrink. Best of all, it’s a great way to get you started and keep you going on a fitness program.
I love running along the beach, and I take advantage of its power to purge my soul and free my mind. It’s a wonderful place to exercise and I can come face to face with the mighty sea. I know there are so many beautiful places to get outdoors and enjoy nature. I hope you take advantage of those that are nearby you, too.
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~ Karen Ficarelli
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