Iâ€™ve neglected this site and other responsibilities for over a month while dealing with travels, workshops, moving, book deadlines, but more important, love, the love of close ones.Â
My parents have been ill, my daughterâ€™s house burned down in Atlanta and my best friend’s issues, all of them like a bad storm that never stops.Â None of it easy, in fact, everyone including my mother are telling me Iâ€™ve lost weight, but when I look in the mirror I never saw it coming until this morning when I grabbed an old pair of jeans by mistake that fitted looselyâ€”after examining the tag on the back thinking I grabbed a size too large, I noticed they were one waist-size-inch smaller than my normal jeans.Â I guess I’ve lost weight due to mental and physical exhaustion.Â No wonder my belt fastens a notch closer to the end.
Often I tell my older, private glamour clients that the extra weight theyâ€™ve gained over the years is the result of the â€œgood life,â€ well what happens when you lose weight without trying?Â I dunno when it comes to men, but for women, they seem to look at it as proper diet combined with exercise and welcome it like lottery winnings.Â Iâ€™m looking at it as the result of lifeâ€™s challenges.
Obviously there is a reason for everything and I pray that God blesses those that have affected my weight for betterment.Â I pray positive results for them will follow including winning the lottery of the good life.Â I pray for them.Â They say after every storm is a rainbow and recently small rays of the sun seem to peer through the dark clouds, so hopefully this is a signal the rainbow is on itâ€™s way. Â My thoughts for the day, thanks, rg sends!