going through a stash of stationary in my desk and came across
two cards I had intended to send to each of my sisters
someday. It stung to realize that itís now too late to send
one of those cards; my sister, Lynda passed away last month.
And I was reminded once again ó no matter how busy I get ó
to turn those "someday" plans into what I can do
when I shop for groceries, I will put one green and one red or
orange vegetable into my basket.
will actually prepare and eat those vegetables.
will fill a large water bottle and make sure it is empty by
the end of the day.
will only eat a snack if I feel hungry, not if I feel bored.
will pack a gym bag to keep in my car for that exercise class
Iíve been meaning to get to someday.
will more seriously consider how the food that goes into my
mouth becomes me.
will not beat myself up if I eat a Christmas cookie with my
granddaughter. I will think twice about eating six Christmas
will set aside 30 minutes to take that walk I intended to do
will enjoy a cup of tea in a special tea cup. And I will feel
good knowing that ó besides contributing to my fluid needs
for the day ó tea has important health benefits.
will make sure I have something more substantial for breakfast
besides coffee and a Christmas cookie. I will take time to
open a carton of Greek yogurt and sprinkle some nuts and
granola on top. And I will realize that this simple meal adds
needed protein, calcium and whole grains to my body machinery.
will lighten up ó my attitude as well as my portion
will enjoy the festive foods of the holiday season with others
without feeling guilty. And as I participate in holiday
parties and cookie exchanges, I will remember the words of
Mary Poppins: "Enough is as good as a feast."
today I will take time to write that letter Iíve intended to
write. To mail that check Iíve intended to mail. And to send
that card to my other sister.