Yesterday one of my friends called and wanted to know if I was home. She didn't want to come by if no one was here. She asked me if I would like some cake. I paused a moment and then mustered up the courage to tell her that I am not eating sugar this month. I told her how grateful I was for her thinking of me, and that it was the thought that mattered most, which is true. It was very kind of her to think of us. I figured that she would understand since she is trying to eat healthier too, and she did. I also invited her to join us if she wanted to not eat sugar the rest of the month.
I don't think I have ever rejected anything like that before. I really don't want to hurt people's feelings. But, maybe someone else was the lucky recipient of the cake and then she could bless two people instead of one. I guess I could have taken it and frozen it or thrown it away. It is the thought that counts. But, since she asked if I wanted some, I felt like I could honestly let her know I wasn't eating sugar.
Last night, my husband took out a snickerdoodle from the freezer. He told me he would take it with him on his errand so I wasn't tempted. I was grateful for that. It is no fun seeing someone eating something you might like when you are choosing not to. I decided to make some popcorn, but then stopped myself because I really was full from dinner and didn't really need more food. Success again!
It may have only been a small success, but every little bit counts.