Monday, March 17, 2008
(Edited to say: the author is Constance Rhodes)
I've finished it! Wow, I feel like I've learned a lot. Here's a part that touched me.
"While it is certainly appropriate to make efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise, we must also place priority on developing our inner person so that when our body does begin to break down, we will have something deeper and more meaningful with which to sustain ourselves."
Changing our outsides without taking the time to make sure we are good people on the inside won't do us any good!
Something else from the book:
"When we near the end of our life, we won't be thinking, 'If only I had achieved a thinner body.' We'll think, 'If only I had worried less about the temporary and the unchangeable and spent more time investing in the eternal'."
There's also a whole section on whether we want to impress people or inspire them. I can impress people by starving myself so that I'm super thin, super quick. I can be a trendy size 0, right? Or, I can live a good and productive life and INSPIRE others.
"The truth is, many impress, but few inspire. The trouble with seeking to impress is that it requires so little of our heart and soul. But to inspire...that must be the greatest of accomplishments, for inspirng others allows us to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves."
There are so many good things about this book! Getting healthier is my goal. But getting obsessive about it? Not worth it!