To 'DIE' .. with a 'T' on the end
Again in 2020 I knew full well over the Christmas holiday I was eating too much, and snacking too often. The cookies, the eggnog, candies, carmels, fudge, etc were all taking their toll on me, so I approached it like any 'good inmate' on death row does. As 2021 approaches, I will eat my last meal before I .. DIE. with T on the end.
Sadly, both the inmate on death row, and Jeff must DIE.. T, die-t, ok I will say it all together now DIET. The end has arrived to life as I know it. The Christmas cookies & the fudge .. GONE, no more eggnog, and so the time has come to DIE with a t on the end.
My bathroom scale even whispered to me a scripture paraphrase truth while wincing in pain as I stood on him.
"Jeff, do not be conformed to muffin top your jeans: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your body with 'diet' and 'exercise'." Romans 12:2 (BRE)Bathroom Edition
It was very much like the donkey who spoke to Balaam in Numbers 22:21-39, but for me it was a bathroom scale that spoke as he lay there prostrate on a linoleum floor near a toilet.
In my life a growing bank account balance is welcome, but this growing bathroom scale balance was not.
The good news is I am ready to start eating right, getting fit again, and prayerfully returning to normal with a healthy perspective on food, rest, and exercise.
Healthy in mind, body, and spirit is a great goal for each of us to take seriously. At my age I do not aspire to be an athlete, but do aspire to be healthy.
Life is better when I am rested, active, eating right, AND taking time to pursue a personal relationship with God. When I am missing any of these life disciplines my total health suffers.
May God bless each of you now and in the coming year with health and balance in life.. and I pray some of you are willing to DIE with a T on the end if you find you are a little like me.
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The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson