Beware of Grasshoppers
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Yesterday I was not feeling all that well as a cold has ravaged through our home. I did manage to get out and walk around the lake with the dogs, that felt good. By the time evening was at hand, my head was stuffed and a running like a faucet. Last night I slept down stairs to avoid contaminating others as the contagious period was still present. This morning, I experienced no real relief of symptoms with sparse sleep through the night. I still managed to walk the dogs over to the vet and keep the day moving. Activities will increase this afternoon as I mow the grass and continue with household chores.
Why do I bring this situation up in a blog, pity and always me? This type of non-adulation activity does not become me. Rather, I bring it up as we approach the mid-point of the third week for the 2010 Fall 5% challenge. If I cannot find the determination to continue, I will surely fail. Failure is not an option. My life and lifestyle are too important to me for give-up. Will I slow down? Yes I will, but only a bit to catch my breath and heal. I can say reading my commitment sheet helped again. The power of the written word exceeds all others.
Stay prepared this autumn for winter is coming. Do not be the ant that gets eaten by the grasshopper. If the grasshopper played all summer, do not let it in to scold it, for it will surely take you and eat your preparations for winter dinners. (Yes, I admit this is a slightly different take on the grasshopper and the ant. But, would you disagree?) Rather, continue with your winter preparations and enjoy the cooler weather with all your vigor and vim. All too soon, the daylight hours will fade and longer periods of darkness will tempt you to forgo exercise, healthy eating, and spiritual wholeness.
Remember, I am doing this focused change for me, for a better me, for my sake. Whom are you doing this change? If your answer is anybody but yourself, you had better look in the mirror again and refocus the question.
All my life I have lost weight for “somebody else” or some special occasion. Well, is today special? You had better believe it is; for it is the only one I have. Well, am I special? Yes, not only am I special, I am unique. There is only one me; and I had better take good care of myself.
Be at Peace