Saturday, October 12, 2013
When I was growing up my mother had me scared to death that GOD told her everything I did or said!
I remember one day when I was 6 years old and instead of coming home from school on the roads I was told to take...I diverted and went along the rail road tracks.
When I entered the house...My mother was standingthere with her hands on her hips~~and she sternly asked me...
* Which way did you come home from school today?*
I remember looking up and all around trying to see where GOD was hiding~~
How did she know?, I wondered....GOD MUST have told her! I vowed that day that I would always tell the truth...and told my mother which way I had come home from school.
Years later and old war vetern named Charlie...entertained me by reciting the following poem...word for word without a book to read it from!
The Person In The Mirror
When you get all you want and you struggle for pelf,
and the world makes you king for a day,
then go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that person has to say.
For it isn’t your mother, your husband or wife
whose judgment upon you must pass,
but the person, whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass.
She’s the person to please,
never mind all the rest.
For she’s with you right to the end,
and you’ve passed your most difficult test
if the person in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the person in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look her straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world,
down the highway of years,
and take pats on the back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
if you’ve cheated THAT PERSON in the glass.
I decided that in my life that generally I am an honest person...
HOWEVER, I do believe in *little white lies* rather than to insult or hurt another person's feelings.
BUT~~ if I take a close look at how honest I have been to myself~~ I see very quickly that I am not always so....
MOST of the time ( when I am trying to eat better & healthier ) I DO weigh/measure/count ALMOST everything!
See those key words?
Most of the time.....
This would be my biggest * not honest with myself* confession!
There are quite a few times when I stop and really LOOK at the PERSON in the mirror that I would have to say I DO NOT measure/weigh/count everything...
I will butter a toast and not know exactly how much butter I used. ...
I will take a bite here and there as I am cooking the meal.....
I will have something to eat and not put it in my WW food tracker.....
And the list gets longer when I hit exercise....
For my repetitive strengthening exercises...I have done 13 instead of 15....
For my walking outside...I take shortcuts so to get back home quicker....thus did not walk as far or as much as I should have....
This all seems small and petty....BUT IT ALL ADDS UP over a week!
I think we all need to learn thing like....
And we need to follow these rules....
AND we especially need these two rules to be honest with ourselves~~
Let us all learn to be as honest as this man~~I would give him some money for sure~~
Oh..About my Mom & GOD telling her everything? I learned many years later....
That when I came off the rail road tracks and up a drive to get back on the road to home...I had come through the yard of a woman who worked with my Dad!
She called my Mom to tell her as she was worried I would get hurt on the rail tracks.
I never forgave my Mom for having me believe ALL those years that GOD talked to her and told her everything I did!
BUT IT MADE ME THINK WITH