Good morning, It's still early, most of my house is asleep, except for one puppy that is occasionally letting me know he'd like to be fed. Like five minutes ago. :) But I am trying to keep him on a schedule since he sleeps in my kids' room at night. We have taught him to sleep until at least 6:30 most mornings, it truly is like having a baby/toddler all over again.
I feel so much better this morning than I have been feeling, I hope that I am over the hump of sugar craving? I am not sure since I did have a vanilla shake on Friday. I was afraid it would 'reset' but so far, so good.
I am still having a very little bit of sugar in my morning cup of coffee. I drink decaf and have a one cup brewer, so it literally is one small bit (maybe 1/8 of a tsp) in one cup. And I am not reading my labels - so I know I am getting some sugar through the day, but I am steering clear of things that I know contain lots of sugar (like some cereals, granola bars, ketchup, juices etc;) I am also excited about the reduction in all sweet treats and sweet drinks. Next I think I will tackle reducing breads and pastas. I LOVE bread. Sigh. But I think that if I increase my vegetables, then reducing the bread will be easier. I have always heard 'replace a habit with a habit to make it stick', Not sure who said that, but it works!
My husband and I saw the movie 'Hacksaw Ridge'. Have you seen this movie? It was so incredibly moving. I keep thinking about Private Doss' words, "Lord, help to save one more."
The news is so depressing, I either get really mad or really frustrated, and normally always feel helpless after I read the headlines. They sound so hopeless. There is so much anger and hate. It makes me so sad. But the other day when I made the above comment to my husband, I realized that I could do something to change it. I could actually do a few things. I could pray. For both sides of the political tug of war, for the media, for those that are hurting and those that hurt. And I could be as kind as I can to everyone I meet, whether they return the kindness or not. That is hard, really hard. But my husband pointed out that if I model that and teach our kids to do that, when they are grown. their circle of influence will be greater than ours - especially if all three of them have families. And it could be a pebble in the pond effect.