Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Macaroni and Tomatoes

Lunch today is a flashback to a favorite childhood meal...elbow mac and canned tomatoes. Life doesn't get much better.

So I did W1D3 (week 1 day 3) of my running program last night. It was hard going back to the treadmill after Friday's outdoor run. Wednesday is looking promising for outdoor running weather, so I'm excited. I think it's interesting that outdoor running is definitely harder (due to the one course we have in town) and I look forward to it most.

I had a full-blown epiphany yesterday. I listened to a sermon over the last month or so that had a message that didn't sink in until yesterday, in the car, out of the blue. Somehow I understand now that God loves who I am today. So often, my feelings about myself are about who I will be in the future. I see that I tend to generalize that attitude to my perception of how others feel about me. And my mental shift of appreciating who I am has caused me to see that God cares for me as the person I am today. And that love also comes from my husband, my family, my friends. They love the me of today, not the projected somewhere-in-the-future me that I love. I don't know if that makes any sense, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. And knowing that others appreciate and value the me of today will help me do the same.