Back in the Closet…

Today…is my birthday…it’s also the re-launch of Bertha-Size Your Life!…so I’ve got a billion things to do…I mean…thanking all my well-wishers on Facebook…could take half a day…but…for some reason…Bertha…had me doing some closet work this morning…

That’s right…I’ve gained back some of those pounds that I swore I would never see again…and…lots…most…of my clothes don’t fit anymore…and she decided it was the perfect moment to clear some of them out…

What…I have too much to do…I don’t have time…I don’t have energy…

Then…she reminded me…nothing zaps my energy…like walking into a closet full of clothes…and not being able to wear them…

Okay…that’s true…it is pretty depressing…reminds me of my transgressions…

But she also reminded me…that in order to have more in my life…I have to let go of what isn’t working…and reminding myself of my failures…doesn’t help me in the least…

What can I say…I quickly took out a whole shelf of stuff that didn’t work…and put it away…out of sight…but available when I need it again…and the energy does feel better…

Bertha…said letting go of what isn’t working in my life…is the perfect way to celebrate…my birthday…

Hmmm…wonder if I can let go of…Bertha…naw…not a chance…she totally works for me…

Jane

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Berthaday Girl…

Yesterday was my birthday…and after testing some soil samples taken from my back yard…it’s official…I’m older than…dirt

Funny thing is…I don’t feel…that…old…well…maybe my body does…but…something about me doesn’t…

Bertha…says it’s her…that she’s the part of me that still feels young…and…I suppose she’s right…or she couldn’t still be wearing those ridiculously high heels that she wears…or sporting that spandex without getting jeers and sneers at Wally World…and…she’s still pretty agile when she jumps onto her soapbox…so…I have to admit…she’s definitely young…

She goes on to tell me…that age…like beauty…is in the eyes of the beholder…and…that I get to choose how I see myself…and others…

I can look past the…gray hair…bald heads…wrinkles…extra pounds…deteriorating bodies…

I can look deeper than the surface…and…when I do…I can see the spirit…

It’s my choice…

Today…I want to look deeper…I want to see and feel the vitality that surrounds me…I suppose I should start…by looking in the mirror…

Jane