The following is a quote from a copied article and I do not know who the author is but it is a very good quote that I think can benefit us here.
"WITH FAITH AS HIS ONLY GUIDANCE SYSTEM, BRYD FORCED HIMSELF TO DO THE NECESSARY THINGS FOR SURVIVAL VERY SLOWLY AND WITH GREAT DELIBERATION. AT TIMES HE FELT AS IF HE WAS LIVING A THOUSAND YEARS IN ANY GIVEN MINUTE. BUT AT EACH DAY'S END, HE COULD SAY HE WAS STILL ALIVE. AND THAT WAS ENOUGH."
I know at times during a given day, I may feel as if it will be a thousand years before I can eat again or not have to fight the desire not to eat. But, we like Bryd must force ourselves to do the necessary things to keep our bodies healthy. Things like eat the right foods, exercise, drink plenty of water, watch out for the carbs., etc. We know if we are wise that we must do these things for our survival and quality of living. I know I am in that category of people. I must do the necessary things to make my body healthy. We must do them slowly and with great deliberation and focus. It must not be a half-hearted effort. We must be determined.
There will be times in our lives when we will fail but we have to realize that we are human and get up and wipe ourselves off and continue on! It is not the failing that will STOP us but the QUITTING will.
How many times does the end of the day come and you think if I can just make it until I go to sleep, then it will be over for today. When the morning comes, you are so thankful that you have succeeded one more day. Now the long day is ahead of you and your realize that the fight has to be done all over again. You know when my children were young and I would clean house from top to bottom and everything was sparkling clean, that would be when one of the kids would track mud in or leave things laying all around. I might be a little discouraged that it seemed like my work was in vain but it did not keep me from doing it over and over and over again for all these years. My objective was to have a clean home. The same way with our bodies, we have to keep on doing the right things for our health, to be pleasing to God and to look better is no small thing. You natuarally feel better if you think you look right. So, we must keep doing the right things over and over and over to reach our goal! Yes, we may despair and be discouraged at times but with great DETERMINATION, we must CONTINUE ON. connie