We just spent a week in Mexico, partly business, partly pleasure, all amazing!
While there I noticed how very approachable everyone really was. It was like everyone was open to meeting new people. And there were lots of different people from all over the world.
I had several people approach me and ask me what brought us to Cancun. Engaging in conversation was seamless and comfortable. But, something interesting happened. I had several people tell me that I was "attractive".
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think I am unattractive but, I am not unrealistic. I can look around and clearly see "beautiful" people and I am not one of those. I am average and I am ok with that. I like my hair, my style, and my smile. So, hearing people say I was "attractive" got me thinking.
What does the word "attractive" really mean?
I think attractiveness comes much more from the heart than mere appearance. When I think about the people I found "attractive" while on vacation, they were people that were open and friendly. I hope that's why people thought of me as "attractive".
There is a new thought about connection and partnering in our world today. It's about tribe building and that comes from attracting like minded people. So, being considered "attractive" today is the highest compliment out there. If others find you "attractive" it's quite possible that those are the very people that you belong connected to. Comforting and encouraging thought, right? :)
55 miles an hour is somewhat slow for some of us that remember when freeway speeds were 75 most every where. 55 dollars isn't a ton of money anymore, but 55 pieces of pie is a lot!!
Last December was my 55th birthday and my husband thought it was so funny to tell people that I had finally made it to highway speed!
I google searched people age 55 and it went from one end to another. I guess I was trying to figure out if I look older than my age or pretty good for my age. There was no baseline. The way we look really isn't a good gauge of age.
As I thought about my age, I couldn't help but marvel. Sure, I have a few wrinkles and a few rolls. I have occasional aches and pains and I don't have the strength I used to have. My balance is a little questionable and my bones are kinda weak.
But, when I think about all that this amazing body has done and given to me, I can't help but marvel.
This body has been breathing for 20,075 days. This body has taken approximately 157,680,000 steps, in every state except Alaska and in 2 different countries. This body carried, birthed and fed 2 other human beings. This body has survived 25 different broken bones. This body has spoken millions of words to thousands of people. These are all amazing things that deserve my respect.
Do you feel old for your age? Do you give your body and self the proper respect for all you've done, seen and accomplished or are you focused on the lack?
Surrounding ourselves with people that feel like we do, think like we do, and want to move forward is the key to staying positive about where we are today. Forgiving and celebrating are both necessary for balanced happiness and health.
Go to our contact page and get me your email address so that we can encourage each other. With all I have seen and survived, I have tons to share! For all of the trials I can honestly say that I am happier than I thought I would be today! You can be too!! It happens in community and community today can be near or far.
Until we meet again, have a happy health-filled day!
As you know, the name of my website is change with Connie. What needs to change? What is it that I am trying to change? What do you want to change?
Change just for the sake of change isn't helpful or productive. However, there are things in our world that must change. I think we all know that and finding our part to play in changing things is the key.
We live in a very different world. Very different even from 10 years ago. Many things that worked then simply don't work now. Obviously the internet has been the number 1 catalyst for how differently we move through our world today. We know longer have to find an actual group of folks with similar interests to share ideas with, we can find them online!
Things are changing because people that care are connecting and making changes! Some of the biggest movements going on today are happening because a few people got together and said, "Enough is enough. This must be challenged!"
We believe there are 2 main things causing most of our problems today. That may sound over-simplified, but think about what we suggest these 2 things are:
1. A broken food system
2. A poisoned environment
There are lots of people trying to impact change in these areas, because they believe this as well! We have decided to plant our feet in this arena and do our part to help where we can. So, our first step is to find like-minded people to join us.
The first thing we would like to do is share some information with you so that you can see what we are passionate about and for you to see if you share our passion. Click the link for 4 free documentary trailers that do a good job of explaining why we do what we do. If these videos speak to you the way they did to us, make sure we get your email address so that we can connect for real....connect for change!
Have a happy health-filled day!
I saw a quote in a magazine the other day that got me thinking.
"If I woke up tomorrow and couldn't ride my motorcycle anymore, I guess I could get used to it. But my soul wouldn't" -Elayna Boucher
Many years ago I was a biker chick! Many many years ago! Since then, others things have fed my soul a lot more than riding. It doesn't really matter what it is for you, but I think we all have something. That thing that would make you feel a little less than alive if it were gone.
In 2006 I fell and broke my back. That began a 7 year period of time for me that brought this very close to home. My story is quite long, compelling and eventually amazing, but the point I want to make today is simply about the "soul sadness" during that time.
I was very active. Loved to do things outside. Loved hanging with friends and family. Loved hiking and walking. Did some running, didn't really love that, but did it. Loved shopping. Loved helping people decorate and re-decorate their homes. Loved taking gals shopping for makeovers. All of this came to a dramatic halt because of my back injury. I spent 80% of my time in bed for 7 years.
Even though I was alive, and I got used to my life like this, my soul never did. I cried often and longed for those days with friends and family. Days that were full and long. Days that ended with that "good and tired" feeling instead of the "sick and tired" feeling.
That has all changed and I feel like I have been given back my life and then some. But, where are you? What would leave your soul starving if you woke up tomorrow without it? Or are you there today? Have you had to get used to life in a new way? A way that is lacking what feeds your very soul. If so, I am sorry and I pray that something will either replace that thing for you or better yet, that very thing can and will be restored for you!
There is hope! All around us, all around you, are people willing to inspire, encourage and walk along side. My story is one of this very hope and I am honored to share my process. The reason I blog, the reason I am on Facebook, the reason I teach, the reason I do all I do is for YOU!
Leave a comment below. Simply letting me how I might help you or how I can pray for you. My transformed life is not for me to horde or hide, but to share and encourage.
Have a happy health-filled day!
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First of all let me say a great big THANK YOU to all of you for liking what I am doing and following me this far! It's not over, just a new beginning!
Due to circumstances beyond my control I will be shutting down the page you found me on, but you will be able to find me and reconnect with just a little adjustment. Simply look for me with the middle initial M and we will continue on the healthy path we started!
Again, thank you so much and I will see you on the other side of all of this!!
Have a happy health-filled day
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."