Get A Hobby

Happy Valentines Day to all of you.  I'm so thankful for the comments, likes, and that you've chosen to follow along. ❤️❤️

I'm chosing to fast and cleanse today ... I KNOW ... silly me! I listened to a video on metabolism and this will be, at the least, three more blog posts, but the jist of her video was revving up your metabolism.  

  • Eat protein with every meal and snack
  • Strength training
  • Intermittent fasting  

I'm a firm believer in fasting and cleansing and like I said, this WILL be additional posts, but for me a fast day is more than "not eating" I take it easy for the day. I pass on my "big" walk and just stroll. I find something to do to take my mind off food. I keep a cuppa tea handy. Whenever I think I'm hungry, I change it up. I pray and meditate.  

So today, I fast and pray for the finalization of the adoption of our grandchild Moses, who is still in the Congo. You can read more about him here: Before and Africa. And I'm scrapbooking all day down at our trailer park clubhouse (away from food). 

Make it a great Valentines Day whether you fast or dine out, whether you're single or with your sweetheart, and whether you start a new hobby or pick up an old one.

Love is in the air!

Let It Shine

We were all created to shine! Remember the old Sunday School song ... "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine?"  This song actually comes from a verse mentioned more than once in the New Testament.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15

I am a pretty early riser, and so when I wake up, I fumble my way into the kitchen and flip the coffee pot switch, but then I head straight to my favorite chair and turn on the lamp. I do not put a bushel basket over it to block out light. 

While snow birding, this year, we've had lots of company, with lots more to come.  It warms my heart to see light sneaking out underneath the guest room door. It means there is life in there.  A guest. A friend. Someone to do life with. 

Ever notice how the light always wins? Flip the switch and darkness disappears. Even the dimmest 4 watt night light overcomes the darkness. 

We were all created to shine. Keep smiling. Be kind. Think positive. Help out. Show grace. Love mercy. Walk humbly. Just some soul food for thought on this almost-half-way-thru-February Sunday morning.

I know this post doesn't have much to do with losing weight ... 

Or does it?