It is said that as human beings we are supposed to carry in our pockets two messages. In one, we have a message that says, “For me the world was created.” In the other, we carry – “I am but dust of the earth.” Which one is the one we have as our mantra? We are to take a good look at both of them throughout our days. The trick is to know our strengths – and to balance them out with humility.
I was reminded this the other day when at a party with a group of friends I was talking to an acquaintance about my book, “Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby!” The acquaintance wanted to know where she could purchase the book. I answered her question with a list of places that I knew had the book. After we switched topics, my husband turned to me and quietly whispered in my ear, “Cut the high pressure salesmanship with these people. It’s not right. They can’t afford the book.” Continue reading
Well, I am a woman of my word, or I try to be. I wrote in yesterday’s post three proclamations: a) that “just for today” (yesterday!), I would veer off my grandmother topic, and write about food and weight struggles. (refer to yesterday’s post, “Just for Today” …). b) that I would follow my food program just for the day. c) that I would report back to you (the readers out there) how I did.
And I can now declare that I have completed the above homework. Yes, yesterday I kept saying to myself: I can’t be a liar. I have to tell the truth, (to X number of followers of this blog). So since I have said to X number of followers of this blog that JUST FOR TODAY I will do the above three things (and avoid doing many other things – such as eat the trigger foods that cause me to veer off my plan), I really must complete the assignment. So yay me! I stayed on program. Great.
Now for today, I just need to do it again. No problem. Same thing again. Change the food around a bit (this is Weight Watchers – refer to their link for more info), shake it up, but still stay on program- within points.
And now: Back to my regular topic: the grandmother topic. Just as I promised. Continue reading