“They were behind me when I passed them…”

before I lost the 50 lbs.
before I lost the 50 lbs.

I walk on the Moore Park Ravine which tucks into the Rosedale area of Toronto, just above the new Brickworks development, by the eco-pond there, with its giant snapping turtle & the Blue Heron I saw the other day…

From my home, to the ravine trail, up to Moore road, then I turn around & return on the same trail, it is about 12 kilometres…

I began last Easter 2014 when I found a lump in my breast, & didn’t want to have any surgery…

When I began I was 50 lbs heavier than I am now, & the walk was shorter(I didn’t double back), & it took me forever, & I’d be exhausted afterwards…

Yesterday as I came back on the return portion of my journey, a little girl sailed past me on her bicycle, energetically pushing at the pedals to go even faster…

A ways to go, & maybe 10 minutes later, I saw her, turned the other way, & crying…

I turned down the volume all the way down on my music(I listen to Rock My Run music playlists), & asked:

“What’s wrong? Why are you crying?”

The little girl answered:” I don’t know where my group is, I cannot find them!”

I said:”Well, where was the last time you saw your group?”

She said:”They were behind me when I passed them…”

So I said:”Well, if they were behind you when you passed them, just wait a little, & they will catch up…”

She stopped crying & felt better at this logic…

Sure enough, just as we both watched & waited momentarily, 2 more little girls approached on bicycles with an older person who was obviously in charge…

There were a few moments where we explained what had happened (I explained to the group leader that the little girl had sped ahead of the group), & then the little girl got on her bike & started to ride…

The group leader turned to me & said:”Thank you so much…” He didn’t know what else to say, how appreciative he was that I had calmed her down & helped her to reunite with the group & so on…

I put my music back on, & continued my daily walk back home, feeling enlightened by being useful…

I also thought that this was a bit of a metaphor for my life right now…

Las year, when I declined surgery, I knew I was going to have to come up with some greatness in my research if I was going to live…

I wrote 5 books after that, documenting my ideas & practices, so I’d have a record & be able to look back on my notes later…

Also for other people…

I think possibly I sped so far ahead of the group that I lost my bearings a bit…

I’ve been feeling lonely…

I think maybe God was telling me, with the real life example of the little girl who sped ahead, that I should just wait a little bit until the rest of the group catches up…

Then I won’t feel so lonely…

You can download small versions of all 8 books for free here on NoiseTrade(who just recently offered me a space on their new site, which made me feel a bit like the group is starting to catch up to me, & me a little less lonely for the invitation)…

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(Biography chatter:from my Author Central page on Amazon-Grove Health Science is a series of 12 books now!) Hi...I'm Sari Grove...Sari sounds like Mary...Grove is the last name I took from my husband, 'cause it is a really nice name, & he was very very good looking, & I married him, & my maiden name, the name I grew up with, was "Slatt", which could be turned into all sorts of unfortunate words, which is why when I was looking for a mate, I sought someone with a cool last name...(I cannot tell you how many totally worthy men I had to ignore due to their last names being unmelodic or otherwise unsuitable...) Grove Canada is a pen name, mostly because when I needed a web address, I could not get Grove.com or even grove.ca, so I just got GroveCanada, due to a serious lack of imagination in that moment...It stuck, so I still use it...I thought this time, if I used Grove Canada as a pen name, that maybe you might look up my blog online, at GroveCanada.ca, & enjoy the freshness of getting information from the horse's mouth, up to the minute, rather than the instant obsoleteness that a book creates...Like a car depreciates as soon as you buy it-a book is old as soon as it is published...For a Virgo perfectionist, this inability to easily update, with a new chapter, with new research, causes me constant worrisome self-abnegating, consternation... I use those dot dot dot things, the etcetera symbol, at the end of my sentences, as a habit-you will always know it is me writing, you will always pause at the end of a sentence to think for a moment, you will remember that poetry is beautiful, & you will take everything I say with a giant grain of Pink Himalayan salt(since the grammatical error will irk you into that state of skepticism)! Love & Hugs, Sari ps. I became a Christian at the age of 21, which may seem like a non sequitur, & though my faith is decent my works may not really do justice to that title-but I thought I'd mention it, since my first name Sari always seems to force an assumption about my background-and though you would be right to assume that it tends to be a Jewish name, you might not be right in assuming that that is what I am going to sound like when I expound on some of my karmic principles or other ethical compasses I have developed...Not that I have done away with my past, it is just I have iced the cake with the new updated version-so if you wrong me, I may just turn the other cheek(New), instead of doing the eye for an eye thing back at you!(old)...

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