by-the-river

Looking back to look ahead

 You can’t connect the dots looking forward;
you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something –
your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
This approach has never let me down,
and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

by-the-river

Photo Credit: Curtis Todd Perry from Unremarkableman.wordpress.com

This is part of a collaborative project #jampeppers that we’re doing for the November Blogging Month. My partner in crime is Curtis from Unremarkableman. We decided to sent each other one photo. From then on we would follow our own individual inspiration and post
Here is my take on his beautiful photograph.

I might be a bit early wanting to look back over the 2016 year. I just can’t help myself.
2016 is a year that feels like a storm on many levels, full disclosure: I’m not really good at riding storms. It still takes all of what I am made of to be able to stand. I almost got washed ashore, lifeless like an old worn rag, earlier this year.
Truth was my word for 2016. I had forgotten this simplest of truth; you can not live in your mind only . Your body also needs caring for. After the passing of both my parents in a very short interval of time, I forgot to take care of myself. From the outside looking in, everything seemed normal. I knew it was not. I felt so tired all the time
It very dangerous when processed food becomes part of your daily coping mechanism. I felt lucky to fool everyone. High metabolism for most of my life meant that the pounds I gained did not look bad on me. Here’s the kicker: I almost died

Looking at this beautiful photo I am reminded I have to learn from my very recent past if I want to be able to look forward at all.

Are you already looking back at the lessons you learned from 2016  dear friends? Care to share?

 

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