Now that I have committed myself on paper, it is time to turn the words into action.

I rose and shone this morning, stretched and moved.  It wasn’t easy and I wasn’t pretty about it.  Nonetheless, I did it.

Nothing has to be perfect.  And life certainly isn’t.  I love Regina Brett’s phrase, Get up, dress up, and show up.  That is big – showing up.  You are the star of your life.  If you don’t show up, well there is no show.

I have learned from past failures on what not to do if I want to make progress.  I can’t keep doing the same things if I want to get different results.  Change is necessary for change.  I can’t take giant leaps ahead before I have the muscles.  Otherwise I will probably stumble and fall.  My head has finally stopped throbbing from its crack on the ice.  Do I want more unnecessary pain?  Absolutely not.

Baby steps are okay, but at some point you have to let go.  You have to take a chance and stride forward into action – first one step, then another.  Now I’m doing a slow jog down life’s lane – a few steps at a time.  Then I slow down and let Sheba dawdle and sniff the grass.  I let the sun shine on my face and breathe in the fresh air.  Enough sniffing!  Time to jog again.

I’m learning to be more fluid and flexible.  It is okay to let go a little, relax and have fun.  You can’t go at it hard.  It’s not about all or nothing.  There’s in betweens, greys and even paler shades of white.  “It’s all about balance”, is not just an inane phrase.  It is the truth.

I’m losing my doldrums already.  It feels good to have something to strive for.  My endorphins are rising in me.  Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!  I better stop here.  Tomorrow is another day.  Yes Scarlett, there is tomorrow.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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6 Responses to WORDS INTO ACTION

  1. wrking3 says:

    Heehee. Awesome read! So true about one step at a time. I liked the “let go a little, relax, and have fun part.

  2. Oh, what a fun post! I love the way you write. And I also like what you say about “Get up, dress up, and show up.” Sometimes the showing up part is very difficult for me. But I do. I’m happy to hear that you are coming out of your doldrums. Perhaps it is the spring? Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I appreciate you.

  3. great post – very inspirational! thank you. xo

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