Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October Challenge: Just Say No - It's a Piece of Cake!


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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.  

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