Posted by: Judy | January 8, 2018

Mulling length of days…

All my life, I’ve heard about eating healthy and exercising and doing things right so I can live longer. Recently, I’ve been paying more attention to what I read in the Bible, where it says that God knows the number of my days. I can’t add or take away from what God has appointed.

What if eating healthy and exercising, etc, isn’t about adding time to my life but adding quality?

When I don’t take care of myself it’s difficult for me to be available to others. I’m in bed, struggling to recover from whatever it is that’s tackled me, this time. When I take care of myself I’m able to help others more effectively.

Sometimes, it helps to reframe things. I confess I don’t want to live longer. I believe a lot of my bad eating habits are about having a death wish I don’t really want to admit. Having a parent diagnosed with dementia is not a pleasant peek into the future. However, I want to be a blessing and more useful, which requires I take better care of myself.

I haven’t been able to take proper care of myself in order to lose weight or to live longer or the “right” reasons. I sabotage myself. Maybe I can do it for the simple reason that I want to be able to feel well enough to help others when opportunities arise.

Looking at my Gift list, I haven’t broken one yet. I’m learning the power of forgiveness regarding imperfections and simply starting over. It’s going to be an interesting year.


  1. Great post!

    • Thanks. 🙂

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