Thursday, February 17, 2011

24 Things to Always Remember And One Thing to Never Forget

When I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of 2008 I was using a website called Spark People. I haven't used it in over a year but still get daily e-mails and still have a profile. The other day I received an e-mail from Spark People telling me that I was nominated as a "motivational member". That prompted me to go update my profile and take a look at everything that I loved about that website. In doing so I re-read some of my blog entries that I had posted on Spark People and found this poem I had posted back in 2008. It's a great reminder of what is really important in out lives, regardless if you are going through a weight loss journey or not.

24 Things to Always Remember And One Thing to Never Forget
Collin McCarty

Your presence is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You'll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don't take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people . . . together.

Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don't ever forget . . .
For even a day . . .
How very special you are....