Ode to January

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Greetings, Friends!

Hope you are having a great week. On Monday’s blog post, “Out with the Old”, we focused our minds on the positive. So can we talk? Do you feel frustrated, defeated, even like you want to give up? You haven’t made it even a week to achieve what you’ve set out to do. If you’ve accepted your responsibility and confessed sin (if any) you have committed, the next and best thing to do is look up. Psalm 121:1–2 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” I’ve found when I don’t take myself seriously and instead laugh about my mistakes, with God’s help, I can get back up and start over again. “For the joy of the Lord is your strength,” says Nehemiah 8:10. Don’t believe me? OK, then take just a few minutes for a “joy break.” Here’s some help from Alica Moss:

Blog #2 theres always a reason to smileOde To January
‘Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The cider and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I’d never said, ‘No thank you, please.’
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt And prepared once again to do battle with dirt –
I said to myself, as I only can ‘You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!’
So – away with the last of the sour cream dip, Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Blog #2 Best AdviceEvery last bit of food that I like must be banished ‘Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won’t have a cookie – not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie, I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore. But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

From: New Year’s Jokes at Google.com

I don’t know about you, but it really helped me to laugh along with Alica Moss as my attitude got adjusted and God helped get things in perspective. (Grin!) And wow, that smile also looks great on you. I am praying for a prosperous and productive New Year!


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