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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Eat That Frog


I consider procrastination to be one of my greatest faults. Why don't I just go ahead and do that thing I am dreading and get it over with so it's not hanging over my head? I need to eat the frog and then my day is bound to get better. How about you?

Well, it's Easter. No special plans. I will go to Church alone. It is the last Sunday of the month so I and another lady will be taking the 3-4 grade Sunday School class to the nursing home. My Church has three services. We will go to the nursing home during the second service and then I will stay for third service.

I have a camera now and as soon as I get this done I am going to see if I can get my picture up. My niece took a full body shot at the birthday party we went to for a great niece. The one for whom I made the American Girl doll dresses. There is red glitter everywhere from the glitter in the netting for the tutu. Glad that's over. Her younger sister is 5 months old. That's a cute age. She had a stuffed rabbit and was just talking to it and smiling. There was a toddler there - Kyra. My nephew's daughter. He is separated from the mother whom he never married. My nephew's mother, Kyra's grandmother, brought her.  I guess that's enough about that.

I noticed some morbidly obese people at the birthday party and another one coming out of the Village Pantry when my husband stopped to get cigarettes. Have you ever noticed how we mentally compare ourselves to those people? The belly that hangs like an apron. The butt that looks like a shelf.  One at the birthday party stood up and was walking out. She had on sweats and a very, very large t-shirt and the t-shirt was caught in the crack of her butt and she didn't even realize it as she walked out. Another was so winded when she walked in from the car she had to lean on the wall for a bit. She was pulling her oxygen tank and her husband had to fix her plate for her. She is younger than I am. She had to brush the crumbs off her chest because that caught it all. That's where she rested her plate.  I remember once I went to work out and there was the largest lady I had ever seen there. They asked her if it bothered her to walk and she told them it did. They were going to design her exercises in the pool so the water would help support her weight. My heart goes out to these people but who do I think I am? I weighed 218 pounds on Thursday. I am 5'7" tall. Do we tend to look around and smugly think "at least I'm not that big"? Have you ever caught yourself looking at an obese person and being condescending in your attitude toward them? I have prayed not to be judgmental - it's another fault along with procrastination. I have more.

I always wondered why alcoholism was called a disease. It seemed to me that alcoholism was something the person caused by drinking too much. I know there are some more susceptible than others but before alcoholism happens don't they have the ability to realize where they are heading? Is obesity the same? I know one of the arguments is that we have to eat something whereas we can leave alcohol completely alone. We can leave gambling completely alone. It seems to me that obesity results from an emotional problem rather than a food problem. It seems to me to be a condition rather than a disease. I worked with a man Monday and Tuesday that talked about a brother who died of an overdose and another brother who was an alcoholic and also a parent if I remember correctly. He knew he could be the same. I told him when my son went to gamble he took $200 - left all other cash and credit cards at home. This man said the worst thing a person could do was take credit cards to a casino. He knew he had that compulsive personality. I do too. I have gone on eating binges and shopping binges. I am reluctant to use "disease" because then I have no control; I can hide behind "disease".

What does this have to do with eating a frog?

God bless you and yours this Easter. God came to earth as Jesus Christ because He was the only One Who could reconcile us. Sacrifices had to be perfect. Lambs who were sacrificed were without blemish and Jesus was the perfect lamb. God cannot look upon sin. Jesus Christ became sin so that His blood would cover our sins and God would see them no more. We just have to accept the gift. It is not something we can earn by being a good person.

FROM: theblaze.com

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has marked the holiest night of the year for Christians by preaching that humanity isn’t a random product of evolution.

Benedict emphasized the Biblical account of creation in his Easter Vigil homily, saying it was wrong to think at some point “in some tiny corner of the cosmos there evolved randomly some species of living being capable of reasoning and of trying to find rationality within creation, or to bring rationality into it.”

He said: “If man were merely a random product of evolution in some place on the margins of the universe, then his life would make no sense or might even be a chance of nature.“ He said ”creative, divine reason” was present during the origin of life.

This is so cute!!


1 comment:

  1. The kind of obesity you're describing here just makes me so sad. I don't judge people with weight problems at all; I guess what I feel is just sadness and heartache for them because I do wonder sometimes (like you) how much of it can actually be prevented and/or controlled and how much of it is actually consequential to emotional issues we sometimes have no control over. Does that make sense? All I'm trying to say is that I wonder too...how much is disease and how much is preventable as well...

    Things we may never know or understand! Happy Easter friend. Thanks for the comment on my page yesterday- made me laugh. :) XO!