Winter Weight

Good morning! 

How many of you have joined me in putting on those unsightly extra pounds this winter? That holiday bulge. Ugh! 😦 

That’s one holiday gift I’d love to return!  But unfortunately I’m temporarily stuck with it. It did not appear over night. Nor will it disappear over night. it’s no one’s fault but my own.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s it seems like there’s been a revolving door of baked goods, candies, drinks, treats galore being put before me both at Jenks West Elementary and The PICU at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. By staff, students, patients, and their families.  And let’s face it. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by not sampling their homemade treats! I have very little will power. Especially if it involves chocolate. I don’t eat alot. But a taste here and a taste there adds up. 

I don’t know about you, but something had to change. I didn’t like the way my clothes had been fitting. So I’ve sworn off breads and sweets. I’ve begun walking my dog at the park again. Yesterday I walked during my lunch hour. I want to get lighter. Back to my optimal weight.

Do you know what’s much easier than hitting the gym at 5:00 a.m. each morning?  To stay in shape?

Choosing Jesus. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. I want to be light! 🙂 And I certainly want my physical body to be in shape. But what matters most to Jesus is our spiritual bodies. Our physical bodies are only temporal. 

Let’s all watch what we eat. And drink. And exercise.  And be healthy. But let’s also think on the light side.  Spiritually.  Let’s try on the yoke of Jesus for size. No matter what we weigh it will always be the perfect fit! 

Here’s to more salads and less desserts. Spring is coming! 🙂

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.                                                       Matthew 11:30

Love and laughter, 



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