Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Me: God, can I ask you a question?
Me: Promise you won't get mad?
God: I promise.
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
Me: My car took forever to start.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
Me: On the way home my phone went dead just as I picked up a call.
Me: And on top of all that, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
God: Well, let me see. The Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me: (humbled): OH...
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
God: The person who made your first sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what he has. I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.
Me: (embarrassed): Ok...
God: Your phone went dead because the person who was calling was going to give false witness about what you said during that call. I didn't even let you talk to them so that you would be covered.
Me: (softly) I see, God.
God: Oh, and that foot massager had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm sorry God.
God: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust me in all things, the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust you.
God: And don't doubt that MY plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won't, God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.
God: You're welcome, child. It was just another day being your God, and I love looking after my children.
Friday, June 08, 2012
So…what have you done today?
Everyone knows that things go better when you have a plan. You eat the right things, you get your exercise in, and you feel that rush of accomplishment.
What happens if you fail to plan? Does that mean the whole day is a failure and everything gets thrown out the window? It happens…be honest.
It doesn’t have to be that way. When you find yourself with a lack of plan there are some steps you can take to put yourself on track.
1. Make a mental plan. Chart a plan in your head to keep you on track. If I’m headed for fast food, I envision where the closest sub shop is to keep me on target, if there isn’t a viable option….what is on the menu that I can make work for me today?
2. Order the smallest portions on the menu. No need to super size.
3. Find exercise where you can get it. Sometimes I know I won’t get any exercise in. So to improvise I park as far away from my destination as I can. The other day, DH wanted to go wash his truck. I asked him to drop me off at Hobby Lobby. I used that time to make laps around the store to get some walking in. I wasn’t shopping but it is fun to have interesting things to look at.
4. Choose water when you can. Pop/soda is tempting but you don’t need it. You can be just as refreshed with water and a slice of lemon/lime.
5. At work, practice the 30/5 rule. If you sit at a desk all day, get up after 30 minutes and walk around for 5 min. It adds up and actually refreshes your mind and body for better concentration.
These are just a few of the things I do to make up for my lack of planning…what are your tips? Please share!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Funny thing happened after I posted the last blog. I was listening to the radio on my way home from work. Dr. Laura was on and I get a kick out of her. She can be so abrasive sometimes that as a people person, it just causes me to cringe.
A lady was talking to her about the exact issue I was talking about earlier. And Dr. Laura in her no nonsense, no sugar coating it way, told the lady that she was making a choice. (paraphrasing somewhat)“You don’t WANT to be healthy, you don’t WANT fix this, you WANT to die young. I don’t get up early to work out because I enjoy it. I am happy and proud of myself when I’m done. At least I know I’m healthy and if I do die young, it won’t be because of something I did or didn’t do. You just don’t want to….”
Wow! You know what…..I think she’s right. No matter how I want to, as MSLZZY says “Make sure your reasons aren’t excuses”, find another reason for fighting myself. I’m responsible for that……shame on me.
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