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Thursday, October 20, 2022

"So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;" 

Proverbs 2:2 (NKJV)

I see airplanes landing twice a day during my commute. There is nothing more exciting than to imagine the adventure stories contained inside each plane. 

When you get close to a destination, it is best not to stop. The human tendency is to land the plane, finish the walk, close the laptop. 

We are 73 days away from the end of the year. While we have a little ways to go, we are not there just yet. 

During this time, many have the tendency to let their goals and dreams aside. The excuse is a busy schedule. 

I heard someone say that if we are honest with ourselves, we can find the fuel to finish the year strong. 

Let's say you are tempted to let your exercise and nutrition focus aside. If we are to consider the official holidays within these next 73 days, there are only two I celebrate. Others may have different traditions, which it is understandable. 

2 days out of 73 equals 71. What if, for 71 days, you gave your very best to eat nutritionally dense foods and move your body as much as you can? How would this decision "land you" in January?

Selah (pause and calmly think of this). 

Alright. Now, let's consider the opposite. We leave our focus aside and we work against our goals. We eat like there's no tomorrow. We do not exercise self-control and skip our walk every chance we can. We feel guilty but that next tray of holiday treats makes us forget about it. Our justification is, "January is coming. I'll start again after the New Year celebrations." 

How would this decision "land you" in January?

Selah (pause and calmly think of this). 

The choice is yours. The agency is yours. 

I'm suggesting you and I become curious. Curious about practicing the life we want to live. 

I want to enjoy this holiday season with a strong body and a peaceful mind. I want to exercise self-control around food. Holiday treats do not boss me around. I make the decision to eat or to skip for another opportunity. I feel peaceful and truly joyful from the bottom of my healthy body. 

Agency allows us the power to choose. You have agency, not your aunt Myrtle. I know her holiday pie is to die for. You get to choose what's best for you. If it is pie, eat it with joy. If it isn't pie, gracefully exercise your power to choose. 

The choice is up to you. How will you land in the other side of this year?

I'd love to hear your plan. I'm looking for encouragement as I practice my own plan of action for the next 73 days.