Monday, October 31, 2016

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2016 - 31: "Only"


I hate diets that say ONLY eat this or that.  Since when is leaving out whole food groups healthy for anyone?  For example, people who say not to eat carbs forget that eating ONLY fruits and vegetables is a carbohydrates ONLY diet.  And don't get me started on the banana girl on YouTube.  Food plans should never be all or nothing.
IF many times have we said that?  Anyone who says that they've lived their lives with no regrets either blames everything and everyone else for his problems, or hasn't really lived.  We all have regrets; big ones, small ones.   The key is to acknowledge them and move on.  Don't live in the IF ONLY.  I did it, and you won't dig it.
Do you sometimes feel like you are the ONLY one going through something?  In our Sunday School class yesterday, we talked about how praying for each other was a way to ditch the I'm the ONLY one feeling.  When we hear what others are struggling with, we don't feel so alone.  We know that there is someone who understands;  maybe not the exact thing we're dealing with, but the feelings of hopelessness are the same.  We are there to give each other hope and encouragement.