Days 22 thru 25
Monday, December 26, 2011
I'm so thankful that the rest of this month prepared me for the last few days. We have been celebrating non-stop and I'm not complaining. Taco night on the 22nd, cold cut sandwiches and chips on the 23rd, an egg, sausage, breakfast burrito brunch on the 24th, followed by the full turkey dinner, stuffing, sweet potato casserole and all on the 25th! Is it all about food? no, but it is a large part of the enjoyment of being together and celebrating the birth of Christ and the continued blessings we receive every single day.
I had not felt the over-stuffed unhappy feeling all month and experiencing that on Christmas night was a huge reminder of what I am leaving behind. How awesome! It seems weird to say that I am grateful for feeling sick but I AM!! It's not that I had really forgotten that bloated, uncomfortable feeling but I hadn't had it in weeks. And it so unscored the goal for me that I was truly thankful for the reminder. Silly girl, reasonable portions of tasty foods are enough. And now I know for sure that I'm NOT happy when I go back to the old ways of just eating because it's there and it tastes good.
Hope you all are having peaceful, merry Christmas days. Remember Jesus loves you, regardless of what is happening in this ol' world!