Monday, January 24, 2011

One thing I've discovered in my reflections of how I live is that it's ok to have a treat for myself once in a while. I always felt guilty if I had something that I didn't share with everyone, and would do without rather than not have enough for everyone else or even eat after the kids were in bed. Sounds good, self-sacrificing, and all that. However, with a busy schedule full of demands on me all day (and most nights) by the 5 humans and various animals, it's something that I decided was ok. We need to refresh ourselves through time alone, time with God, and times when you say- God wants me to enjoy good things just because He loves me. One of the things I discovered is a salted carmel hot chocolate at Starbucks. Not too sweet and just the right balance of flavor. Of course, for my sugar avoiding diet, it was a bit of a shock at first. However, I had a second one a few weeks after the first, and it was still as good as I remembered. Tomorrow, when my parents come over to help me finish a project, mom and I are going to sneak out and get one together. Everytime I've had one, it's been over good, refreshing conversations. Tomorrow will be no exception. So, next time you need a little pick me up, head on over, or find that secret stash of chocolate (or the wacky cake on your counter- mine has a fabulous glaze on the top) and have a bite. It's good for what ails you. :)

1 comment:

Leslie said...

It's good to take care of yourself. Little treats are awesome.