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Balancing Act

Do you ever feel like this donkey?  You’re plugging away, doing the best you can to keep your balance, and then…

It seems like life is just one big balancing act.  Whether it’s trying to balance work and family, good eating and unhealthy eating, exercising too much and not exercising at all, watching your spending and putting everything on a credit card. Whatever the situation may be for you, I know the balancing act isn’t easy.

But when our bodies start talking to us, reminding us that we’re not taking care of ourselves, we have to pay attention.  When we change our diets, we have to be sure we’re getting balanced nutrition.

This morning, I was reading an online article in the Los Angeles Times about a vegan couple. On the surface, you would think that they were paying attention to what they were eating, and that they were choosing the right blend of foods to keep themselves in peak shape.  But they weren’t, as the article tells us (be sure to read it).  Yes, a bag of potato chips might be considered vegetarian, but that doesn’t mean that’s all you have for lunch.  Or that you’re taking care of yourself by just eating bean burritos from Taco Bell.  Dumb.

So, keeping ourselves in proper balance, body, mind and spirit can make all the difference. You have to work on it, every day.  If you messed up yesterday, get yourself back on track.  Whatever you do, don’t give up!  What needs to get balanced out in your life?

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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