Friday, March 20, 2009

My personal statement

Pears flour sack towel from my watercolor painting,
copyright Erin Rogers Pickering

Recently I joined a celiac forum and I was prompted, while creating my profile, for my personal statement. My first thought was I didn't have one. Then I realized something I have been telling myself for most of the last year, as a whole new world of good health and happiness opened up to me.

"I am gluten free, therefore I can..."

wow

I am gluten free therefore I can...
Live without migraines
Eat chocolate
Drink red wine
Be without bone pain
Keep up with my daughter
Face the day with a smile
Go barefoot
Wear heels
Bake – I CAN bake
Bake bread, muffins, cookies, cupcakes that are tasty to everyone
Run again
Paint, Draw, Create
See possibility
Think clearly
Feel joy
Feel healthy
Be energetic

This list could go on and on. When I went gluten free I hit the jackpot.

2 comments:

Linder said...

Isn't it amazing- what once probably seemed so overwhelming is now a blessing! It's all about attitude- way to go! I love those pears- I'm organic all the way!

erin rogers pickering said...

Thanks Linder - I needed that reminder after today. There are some days it can feel overwhelming but mostly it is A tremedous blessing. thanks again!