September 18 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday Sharing - How Can I Help You This Week?
September 18 2010
I had two delightful days of hiking on Friday and Saturday. I reached a personal best of 19 miles over the course of the two days (8 miles on Friday, 11 on Saturday). The Saturday trail was a high elevation trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We'd hoped for nice cool autumn weather, but it was not to be and the word for the day was icky-sticky. Very unusual for September in these parts. I'm so envious of those posting pictures taken in your community with everyone wearing sweaters or long sleeves. Ain't happening in Tennessee yet!! More hiking pictures and stories to come in the days ahead. This will be my first hiking "season" since I began this blog and I've already realized that every trail provides inspiration.
But hiking is not the focus for today....Sunday Sharing is!! This is the third week of Sunday Sharing, something I started on a whim simply because I was so overwhelmed with the care you gave to me during the hospitalization and death of my FIL. I just wanted to give something back. And what is often the delightful surprise of giving something away, is that it is returned to you many times over. How could I stop the joy I received in pondering and praying over your requests every morning while drinking that first cup of coffee. And so it continues.....................
For those who might be new to this blog, check out this post for exactly what Sunday Sharing is and how you can participate. For everyone else, here's a reminder:
As we start a new week with its gains and losses, ups and downs, triumphs and challenges, joys and sorrows, please leave a comment and tell me some very specific thing that needs to happen in your life this week for you to feel as if you're making progress in a forward direction. Be as honest and specific as you are comfortable being. If it has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss, that is perfectly o.k. This is about your life and what is occupying first place in your mind as you look towards a new week.
For me, please encourage me as I return to a rather restrictive healthy eating plan. Will share details in tomorrow's post, but that is what I need from you this week.
So tell me, friends of mine.................. what very specific thing do you need to have happen in your life this week to feel as if you're making progress in a forward direction?