I regret I didn’t savor each, “WOW! You look GREAT” or “OH! MY! How wonderful you look!” comment I received while retiring over 100 pounds.
Isn’t it a bit ironic how we often shun compliments yet we allow a criticism to complement our feelings of inadequacy. I wonder if we don’t have things a bit backwards! Instead of deflecting a compliment, we must allow it in – fully. No questions asked. No judgments around any kind word. Just savor such kind attention like we’d savor a steaming cup of soup on a cold, rainy day. On the flip side, any time we receive a criticism, we remind ourselves that there’s always MORE to the story than we’ll ever know, and let the criticism go.
The act of savoring is often an acquired taste. Savoring something invites us to FEEL more than THINK! Savoring something involves ALL the senses. Savoring is best done real-time! (Ever try to savor the refreshing qualities of drinking a glass of chilled water on a hot day, an hour after drinking that glass of water? It’s just NOT the same is it!)
As you gain then maintain a healthy weight, kindly do yourself a HUGE favor! Savor every step of the process. LOVE every minute no matter what. Allow all the compliments you can stand – IN! If ever you experience a set-back of any kind, savor it as well. How? Know that everything has a divine reason of some kind. While that reason may not be readily apparent (if ever) there is a reason someplace. As I trust this notion of divine timing, it allows me to savor life more fully, each and every day!
If you need help in re-awakening your ability to savor – anything – let’s connect. I provide private coaching practice. Send me an email with your request. We’ll set-up a day / time to meet face-to-face via Skype. We’ll savor a few ah-ha’s along with a few hearty laughs!
Now, try to savor something within the next hour – will ya! Let us know what you savored by sharing a comment in the Comment box below.
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