We Canadians had our Thanksgiving this past weekend. It was a fun time of family, travelling and….. food! Yes, i stepped on the scale this morning and the stupid thing yelled at me that i have gained 2 pounds. Yes, yes.. i over ate. I ate too much of my son’s apple caramel cake. and i ate too much of my father-in-law’s omelete. i ate too many crackers and salsa and asiago cheese. and i ate too much corn pudding and turkey and stuffing….. and i sat around and read my mother-in-law’s magazines instead of going out and walking. (My husband and I DID take a brief walk around the block after dinner but it was cold 😦 so it was short.)
So, today, the scale says i weigh 2 extra pounds and i say “UGH!”
I was feeling pretty blue about this and posted it to my facebook profile. i dwelt on this all morning until my good friend shook me by the shoulders (figureatively over facebook, i should add) and said, “Seriously- you fret over 2 pounds? TWO POUNDS??!! There are LOTS more important things to worry your pretty head over;)” For Pete’s sake, what’s wrong with me? Isn’t she right? i mean really…. I don’t have cancer. i have all of my limbs and body parts. I have a place to sleep at night and a job. I have a wonderful family and awesome friends… And i worry about 2 pounds?
Thanks to my friend for reminding me of what’s important and what I should be thankful for and for shaking me to realize, once again, what really matters in life!