Last year this guy named Phillip Phillips won American Idol and released a song called "Home". I've heard this song many times and I like it. Hell, I even have it on my MP3 player for when I'm running. But the other day I heard it and the lyrics SMACKED me right across the head.
Have you ever had one of those moments? Where you just went "AH-HA! That is totally true!" and it's made you think of something from a different perspective then you have thought of something before?
The lyrics that caused me to think are:
"IF YOU GET LOST YOU CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND"
Wow. Just read that over again and just think about it for a minute. Does it hit you the way it does me?
There are times in my life that I've felt lost. That includes a loss of identity. We have certain roles that we fill in our own lives and other people's lives. So when we make radical changes - and tremendous weight loss is one of them - it effects our sense of who we are. It also greatly effects how other people think of us. I was always the "fat, funny one". Now that I'm not fat anymore, I have to define who I am again. I think I'm still figuring that out. And sometimes, yes, I feel lost.
I'm sure some of you here are going through lots of things - both good and bad - that can make you feel lost - a divorce, kids leaving home, getting fired, having a child, graduating college, death in the family, etc. Where do you feel lost? Are you unsure how to continue?
Just remember - you can ALWAYS, ALWAYS change things. Don't be afraid to make choices and challenge yourself - if you lose your way you can always come back from it. If you are lost right now don't despair - you can be found.
And another part of that song is "Just know you're not alone". You are NOT ALONE.