“The fig tree said to them, “Am I no longer good for making sweets, my mouthwatering sweet fruits … ” Judges 9:11
Instead of being born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I arrived with a sweet tooth. I could blame my love of pastries and sweet desserts on my mother–she was a great baker and is still well known as The Kringla Baker on Youtube. Now, my doctor tells me to skip desserts, and as my father was a Type 2 diabetic, I remember him pricking his finger daily to test his blood, and I don’t want to go there.
Now I sweeten my life in other ways. For years I considered myself a workaholic–you know, give the job 110% and then make sure everything at home perked along too. Now, I savor the sweetness of retirement. Yet, daily I read from “Meditations for Women who Do Too Much” by Anne Wilson Schaef.
The meditation for today is about self-awareness. Ms. Schaef says, “One of the most disastrous effects of our doing too much is that we never really have the time for the process of self-awareness, and then, when we do, we may be too exhausted to care.”
Every now and then I reward myself for being aware of my sugar intake with a trip to Dairy Queen for a Buster Bar, and I savor every bite.
Lord, remind us that the sweetness of life comes from living a healthy lifestyle. Amen.