I’ve got a lot of things to be thankful for on my birthday this year. I’m happy to share that my health status is quite okay now. Based on my latest blood workup, there are no traces of fats in my liver. Weight loss is one of the factors that help my liver heal from fatty liver disease. I’ve lost almost 30 pounds primarily due to adhering to a low-carb diet. I eat everything in moderation, but I eat more veggies now. I’ve also added chia and flax seeds to my drinks.
Financially, we make ends meet. Despite the limited source of income, we’ve managed to support our youngest through college. We are looking forward to our son’s graduation this year. 🙏
I wolfed down four slices of mozzarella-rich pizza just now. I love how mozzarella feels like sticky, gooey bubble gum in my mouth.
It is life’s simple pleasures that help us realize: that we should live in the moment. The sheer bliss of pizza between my teeth made me cherish the moment for what it was, yummy and cheesy. For one brief moment, I let go of all my worries. I stopped thinking of the mistakes I made earlier today; and abandoned all my fears about tomorrow’s things to do.
If you think about it: all we have is the here and now. Yesterday has already passed, so there’s nothing more we can do about it. Tomorrow has yet to happen, so it’s also an exercise in futility to keep thinking about it. If we let the present moment pass, it’ll be gone forever. So we should make the most of NOW because that’s all we’ve got.
Were you the type who crafts a resolution at the start of the year? I used to do that when I was younger. Only to be disappointed after a couple of months of not adhering to the list I’ve made. I’ve decided to spend and enjoy one day at a time.
To quote Ann Landers, “do some of the things you wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.” In my case, to do the things I usually do as long as I’m feeling okay physically. Life isn’t perfect like some days are not rosy.