Recently, I found a picture of myself that stunned me. I forgot how I looked 13 years ago. I just remember that I was heavy and that my highest weight was 257 pounds. The picture caused me to look back at a time when life was extremely difficult. Without getting into the details, it was one of those dark times I look back at and wonder how I made it through.
I’ve often heard that there’s a reason the rear view window in a vehicle is smaller than the front window…it’s because I should keep moving forward and not look back. However, looking back at this photo and those past years confirmed for me that there was a purpose for it all….all the setbacks, insults about my weight and naysayers about my business make sense to me now. Mostly, I can look at this photo, compare it to who I am now physically and emotionally and say “what was meant for my harm was turned around for my good.”