That is certainly the truth, isn’t it? This summer I have focused on making some major changes. As I expected, making changes in my approach to my own health has removed some clutter from my mind at the same time. I am less inclined than I was to accept negative things that come my way. The negative messages that broke my heart are ever so much quieter, because I no longer believe most of them; and the rest of them can no longer over-power me. This is a good thing, because it keeps me focused on the ones who love me the way I am and encourage me to continue to grow. It keeps me focused on the One who loves me.
I am mulling and obsessing less and less about past hurts and heartbreaks. Yes they are still there, yes the emotional scars still exist. But, as I move through my day, I am happier. Oh sure the scars are still there. The past can’t be erased. But I can finally see that the past doesn’t define me. Rather, it reminds me which paths to take and which to avoid. The path to negativity has been closed by me. I won’t let myself explore that path these days.
Walking every day has given me a new rhythm for my mind. The outlet for my stress is essential. It keeps me sunshine-y. Although I may tie on my sneakers for my walk (or even walk super-fast barefoot in my house for an hour or so), my spirits soar.
They soar the way they soared when I was a little girl in my FAVORITE footwear (seen below). The one on the left was the one that made my heart take flight. The one on the right made my brain take flight. But now, my whole self takes flight. And it is a good thing. The shoes are no longer the point. I will run my race—straight to His arms.