I remember the hopscotch we played at recess in fourth grade. The school had seen generations of kids come and go — and hopscotch had been a staple game for those many kids. The board had been drawn in the dirt, but had been retraced for so many years that the lines were deeply engraved into the ground. Rain, snow, wind — nothing could obliterate it.
Habits — good and bad — are like that hopscotch pattern. Each time we “trace around” a bad habit, like getting discouraged and bingeing at slump time, we are making that pattern deeper and deeper. Tomorrow it will be even harder to break that habit — so hang on and do something different today. It WILL make a difference. Eat something healthy and go do something you enjoy instead of eating that treat that will make your blood sugar skyrocket and give you a lousy afternoon and evening.
What you do today DOES matter! Keep on the road to life beyond gorgeous. You’ll get there!
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown