Before and After Photos — Motivation Writ Large

A Before Photo from the Cat in the Hat ride

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday my daughter, Sandy, sent me BEFORE and AFTER photos from her home. They were amazing! Once again, the POWER of images spoke to me. But, I don’t want to show MY before photos — or her’s — so here is a lovely blurred one from the Cat in the Hat ride at Universal Studios.

The Before and After photos also showed me the POWER of a good role model. And they helped me understand how it is that the 2nd time we do something is so much easier than the FIRST TIME. The first time — we don’t know how. At least, our BODY doesn’t know how — even if our MIND is quite sure IT KNOWS!

I suppose, God, that is why it is so hard to give up an addiction. Our Body KNOW what it WANTS. Of course, we can be redirected. I think WAY BACK to a cigarette ad that said “Reach for a Lucky, instead of a sweet”. Gosh, cigarette advertising! UGH!

Our culture WANTS us to choose BUYING and CONSUMING. No wonder our dear bodies are obese and our closets stuffed — not to mention storage lockers. Let me back up. It isn’t our culture. It is the commercial media who DEPEND on advertising — and advertising depends on selling products or experiences.

It comes back to choices. It comes back to what we choose to focus on. DRAT! It comes back to personal (that would be ME) responsibility! And how shall I respond?

I shall go and take a few BEFORE PHOTOS of my house.  And I’m thankful I can’t take photos of my jumbled MIND! Off I go — asking for Your Help!

Story teller,

Posted in a hand up, authority over my life, Balancing and adjustments, choices, The power of images

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