Where I work, clients love to bring us baked goods. Instead of extending gratitude with other gestures, it is not unusual for me to arrive at work greeted with smiles by clients and cupcakes! Some days, it's cheesecakes, others cookies. Today it was assorted scones and muffins.
I don't even need an ingredient list to know that they would not be good for me. You see, it's not that one bite will kill me, but it's the powerful effect that the single solitary bite has on me. It's NEVER just one bite...so, this is my roadblock for the day. We will always have temptations that come our way in many forms and flavors! I thought yet again of my friend Amy and now of all of you... my fellow sisters that are reading this...I didn't even have one bite (or crumb) in honoring you!
This is where accountability is KEY! No one is an island...we must all rally around each other and share in the hope that we have! Strength can be found in numbers, so build a team of support around you. Rally people from all walks of life...where you work, neighborhoods and even around the globe! If you are reading this and feel like you don't have someone that is in your life that you can recruit to be by your side on this journey, know that I'm there by your side. I know how many of you are struggling, and even in reading these blogs find strength to leap over your obstacles! Together, we will STAY healthy or GET healthy...whatever place you may currently find yourself, we need to meet each other there. Start recruiting as many people around you to have as accountability partners. The commitment to health is one thing you want to find contagious and I hope you do "catch" from me!