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Song of Solomon -- The Little Foxes Spoil the Grapes

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Reading a dear friend's blog just now gave me pause. I have lost track of my priorities and mostly of the act of putting my goals and health above everyday distractions -- the "little foxes that spoil the grapes."

Most of the things in my life will not make a major difference whether I do them or not -- five years or even 5 months from now they won't create a ripple. Yet I let some of those inconsequential things, those "little foxes," keep me from accomplishing the critical things that WILL make a difference every day and possibly for the rest of my life!

I MUST learn to put MYSELF first! My children are grown and so is my DH. I don't have to tend him -- he is a big boy. Now, I don't mean I will desert him -- it is just that he rarely needs my immediate attention. If he does, I will be here for him. When he doesn't, I must be here for myself. Not getting any younger STINKS at this point at my life. That isn't just a "saying" as I always considered it. Today it BECAME A FACT OF LIFE. As each year passes, attaining and keeping good health is critical. I research a lot and keep him up to date on the latest, but I can't control what he puts in his mouth or if he works out. I provide him with access to healthy meals and snacks and the rest is up to him. I am always willing to go anywhere with him to walk and improve his health and we have a house full of health equipment that I have bought and use regularly (my treadmill has NEVER been a clothes rack!). He commented just the other day about my faithfulness to my workout equipment. I am hoping one day it will rub off on him.

Today is the day of accountability. I am taking a pledge to ALWAYS (unless a real emergency arises) Put Myself First in order to preserve my health!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Holiday!

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