I remind myself multiple times a day that LIFE is a gift.....and, although I cannot control the 'external things" that happen around me.....I can control how I react to them and how I respond. Eating a cookie or a bag of chips isn't going to change the news....or the weather; it isn't going to make my piles of work get smaller; it isn't going to ease the sadness in my heart when I think about loved ones that are hurting right now; and it certainly isn't going to ease the stress that sometimes comes with life. it might distract me temporarily.....but after a life-time of emotional and comfort eating, I KNOW that it only makes life more difficult....so.... I WON"T....give in to the temptation.
So many people in this group are going through some pretty rough times right now. As we approach Thanksgiving next week, things are going to be even tougher for those that have lost loved ones this year or have faced other life-changing situations. I encourage you to be strong....stay focused...and draw strength in comfort from God......not food, drink, or other harmful habits. You can get through the tough days ahead.....one at a time.