Wednesday, May 01, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Today is May First. It seems like the month of April just flew by. At the end of a month I always find myself reflecting on what has happened over the past month. This month I find myself thinking about costs and benefits. Do you realize that EVERYTHING you do has a cost and benefit? It's true. Think about it... When you have children you have the cost of time and money and the benefit of raising a wonderful child and all the love on the way. When you get married you have the cost of committing yourself to one person and the benefit of one person to spend your life with both good and bad. When you hire a Personal Fitness Trainer you have the cost of money and time but you have the benefit of feeling better and accomplishing goals. the benefit of an experienced person to help you along your way and encourage you. When you eat that bag if chips you have the cost of growing hips and the benefit of the taste. But you also could have the benefit of your father being right, that you are a loser. When you work that job day after day that makes you miserable you have a cost of unhappiness and perhaps health problems and the benefit of a paycheck but there could also be a benefit that you deserve to be miserable. That you aren't smart enough. That you will never do any better than that. Now the truth is, you are an amazing and unique person. You are a masterpiece. You deserve so much. When those demons speak those words into your head that you don't deserve to be happy. That one chip doesn't hurt. Think of the cost and benefit. Think of the benefit of the good feelings you would have and the smaller hips just by turning down all those chips. When you choose the salad over, the hamburger, think of the benefit of feeling good and being healthier. When you go exercise and know that you are going to be sore, think about the benefit of how good you are going to look. Think about the benefit of being able to play with your children or grandchildren. Think of the benefit of not needing to take so much medicine. Sometimes it's hard to do what will benefit you most. The cupcakes call, the warm bed feels so good. But the benefit of getting up and exercising or walking past those cupcakes is so much greater than the cost. The cost of staying the same weight or gaining. The cost of a few more minutes of sleep. You are an amazing wonderful person. Treat yourself as great as you are.