Just recently, the children’s choir at my church sang one of my all-time favorite songs that I had sung as a child. The song says:
I am a Promise. I am a Possibility. I am a promise with a capital "P." I am a great big bundle of potentiality, and I am learning to hear God’s voice, and I am trying to make the right choice. I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.
I thought about what it means to be a promise and what possibility consists of. I referenced Webster, and here is what it said:
Main Entry: promise
1: reason to expect something <little promise of relief>; especially: ground for expectation of success, improvement, or excellence <shows considerable promise>
Main Entry: possibility
1: the condition or fact of being possible
2 archaic: one's utmost power, capacity, or ability
3: something that is possible
4: potential or prospective value —usually used in plural <the house had great possibilities>
So many times when it comes to weight loss, we don’t believe that there is promise for us – or that we possess the possibility to do it. I’m learning that it is possible, because I have potential to be great in all areas of my life. On many occasions we say that we want to be good friends, spouses, parents, or employees. But when do we ever say, “I want to be a great me?” We often wrap up who we are in what we do, and forget to take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Right now I’m working on my physical-being because I have potential to be great, and so do you!
You might ask, “How do I grab hold of this promise or how do I make this journey possible?” What has worked for me is following plan:
- Take hold of the principles in the book YOU: On a Diet. It has become my weight loss bible.
- Move your feet and set a daily goal of obtaining 10,000 steps. If this doesn’t seem attainable, start commit to moving just 30 minutes a day and increase your time as you can.
- Solicit help from a friend, family member or health care professional.
- Stay positive in your thinking, and surround yourself with others positive thinkers on this journey.
- Celebrate your success and work to overcome your obstacles.
Last but not least remember you are a promise you have possibility, you are a promise with a capital "P." You are a great big bundle of potentiality!