Thursday, October 21, 2010

Long-Range Promise

October 21, 2010
Long-Range Promise
Leo Daily Horoscope

You could find yourself pondering long-range plans today, or trips to faraway places. A feeling of longing may accompany these thoughts, as well as a sense that the future is filled with promise. You may have the vision of your future firmly in mind with no doubt of your reaching it, but you could feel longing because you may not be sure what steps to take to get there. Such a desire is what will keep you moving toward your dreams, like a carrot dangling in front of a horse. These are three important elements of making your dreams reality, and you are certainly on the right track with feelings such as these. Today by making long-range plans, and infusing them with your desire and hope, you have all the pieces of the puzzle in your hands.

Even if you are not sure what the next step may be, it will come to you. Follow the best ideas you can come up and watch the universe meet you halfway. Even the idea in your mind gives the universe direction. Every step you take along your path, whether it’s research on the internet or talking to friends, brings your vision into sharper focus. Your antenna is up, ready to receive the information you need. You may notice that television shows seem to depict the things you’ve envisioned for yourself, or you’ll notice books and articles that give you more information. Today by pursuing the source of your longing, you can bring it into your life.

Love this message today! You know, at the moment my focus, my visions & dreams are 99% related to this weight loss. Sure, there are other things I'd love to do..a vacation in Italy, cruise to Greece, etc. etc., but in all of those dreams I am thinner & healthier. I don't want to trudge around the Pantheon or gasp through the Greek Ruins - I want to walk & climb effortlessly, or at least in the normal capacity for a healthy 40-something woman. Carrying around 40 less pounds should make that much easier, no?

Anyway, my point is that while I am, of course, taking care of the usual business of life - feeding my family, working, paying bills, taking care of my home, nurturing relationships, etc., the main focus is getting healthier. The diet and exercise consumes most of my thinking, and not in a bad way. I'm just making every single daily choice based upon what's good, what's healthy, what's right, for me..what steps will take me closer to my goal and which will take me further away. It's foreign to me, this self-involvement, having spent the last 26 years putting myself after kids, husbands, even pets. Now I'm at the front of the line and it feels odd but empowering and strangely guilt-free!

Because, you know, it's my turn now..time to do something for myself, which will of course benefit my loved ones. They all want a healthier, happier partner/mother/friend, one who can feel good about herself and one day, someday, climb the Eiffel Tower without passing out. I'll get there, I promise!

P.S. Here's a really cool website geared for women travelers, and a blog post detailing just how many stairs you can climb in Europe. Yikes! I'd better get in seriously good shape before we make that trip!


  1. I am right there with you. I have spent a significant amount of time over the years concentrating on everyone in the house and not me. Well I have been slow to convince myself but it is starting to creep in. I need to really focus on me now. Nothing is wrong with that - a happier you will make a happier house!!!

  2. Put yourself first, very important. Sounds selfish, but it is not, not at all.

    Sure, friends and family are important; very important. But their importance should not be greater that the importance we place upon ourselves. If we aren’t happy, they we aren’t able to give as much as we can to others. If we limit ours capabilities, we limit what we can offer others. We have to come first, and those who are our friends, family, will respect that if they love us and want the best for us.