Unfortunately I looked at our budget post-Christmas and since I was spending the money on Weight Watchers, it really wasn't a good option for me to spend money on at this point. I tried to win a ticket on Jen's blog, but the random number generator didn't look my way. So I lamented not being able to go and continued to work on my journey alone.
So you can imagine my surprise when Jen sent me this email:.
Someone reached out to me today regarding an order they placed this morning for a ticket for the One Breath, One Step event on the 21st. They requested that I send you the ticket information with the following:
You're taking all the right steps. 2012 is going to be your year! You've joined Weight Watchers and you're doing the hard work of finding a balance, on so many levels, from the food you consume to your work and family life. You are such a wonderful & giving person, always taking care of your family and friends. I wanted you to have the chance to have a few hours to focus on *you*. Enjoy the One Breath, One Step gathering with old and new friends. Celebrate the amazing steps you've already taken, and it's just the beginning!
Jen closed with the details of the event, but I confess I was already crying too hard to take it in. First, because it was such a kind and generous gesture. To be singled out as deserving of a gift is a special thing. To have it be given anonymously so that there is a mysterious benefactor seems doubly special, because it is just a gift of love to me.
Secondly, it is because somewhere someone recognizes that I am worthy of making these changes and that I am CAPABLE of making them. Someone was willing to spend money to ensure that I had the support to succeed.
I'm going to be blogging over the next few days about what I've learned at the One Breath, One Step event. I want to focus on each of the amazing speakers. But I couldn't begin my recap of an amazing morning without a heartfelt thank you to whoever it was out there who sent me this gift.
I am blessed with amazing friends and amazing support. This is a beautiful reminder of that. So, wherever you are, from the bottom of my heart: