July 25, 2018
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
The wisdom we can take away from this proverb and apply to our life is: We must get rid of the bad to get better.
From time to time I must ask myself, “What is good about me and what is bad”. Once we have identified the bad we must strive to do better. Identification isn’t enough.
I was once 40lbs over weight. I was happy until I had an umbilical hernia that became strangulated. That sent me to the emergency room. So, some surgery and $5K later I decided to do something about it. I tried cutting out all carbs/sugar and became miserable from feeling funny and could barely function. I then tried working out instead of eating right. Neither worked. I then heard a saying, “Weight is lost at the table and strength is gained through exercise”. This made since to me. What I did is the following: Ate normally for Breakfast and lunch. For supper I cut out all food carbs except beer. I pledged to not drink any of the adult carbohydrate beverages until after all my chores are done. A year later I am down 30lbs. I feel better. I can bend over without adjusting my britches and gut. It doesn’t take 10 minutes to get out of bed to keep from hurting my back.
In life there are things that may be hurting us. From time to time we must identify these things. After that we must do something about it.