And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32

Friday, August 15, 2008

More on the Brownies

I hate to tell you this, but I have to write another post about the brownies, and I can just hear what you’re saying.

“What? Enough with the brownies! Doesn’t that girl have a life?”

“Brownies? That sounds good. I wonder if I have any in the freezer?”

“Hmmm…a three part series on two brownies? I might want to take this one off my favorites list.”

But I’m sure there are a few of you out there, my faithful readers (alright, maybe only my mom), who are still wondering, did she eat the brownies?

Well, let me satisfy your curiosity right away and say that there is still one brownie in the freezer (and, yes, it is the same brownie. I didn’t make another whole pan of brownies just so I could truthfully tell you that I still had one brownie in the freezer.)

After I truth journaled, I didn’t think about those brownies again the rest of the day. The craving was gone. I didn’t need self-control to keep from eating them, because I didn’t even feel like eating them after looking at the truth.

There’s great value in taking the time to truth journal, but I admit, it’s not a natural response. Let’s take a look at some of the other things we might do instead:

1. Say no to the brownies and munch on some celery sticks.

2. Do something exciting to get our minds off the brownies.

3. Throw the brownies in the garbage can and put something bad over the top so we won’t be tempted to take them back out of the garbage can again.

4. Eat the brownies and feel guilty.

5. Leave the brownies as a treat for the mailman.

6. Exercise.

7. Eat the brownies one thin slice at a time, so that it doesn’t seem like we’re really going to eat all the brownies.

8. Give the brownies to our kids.

9. Lock the brownies in the outdoor freezer and put the key in the highest cupboard in the kitchen.

10. Say, “I’ll go on a diet tomorrow,” and eat the brownies without feeling guilty….

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you why truth journaling is the best option.

(Oh, and for all you extremely observant and possibly suspicious people out there who are wondering what happened to the other brownie - I ate it for dessert that night!)

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