Wednesday, August 08, 2007
For Those Bogging Down In The Health Food Aisle
Just a short pick-me-up for you who are also changing what you eat and use in your home...
Years ago I watched a Christian tv program about a woman who, two years earlier, was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. They showed her shopping in the health food aisle, replaying the thoughts she'd had months after her doctor recommended that she totally overhaul her diet. Here were some of those thoughts:
"It's not fair that I have to give-up my favorite foods."
"It's like learning how to cook all over again."
"All these organic, whole foods are more expensive."
"I feel like I'm the only person eating this way."
And then she shared what she heard God tell her after she'd whined like that:
"Oh, I feel so sorry for you. You have to eat these wholesome, organic foods and now you are feeling a hundred times better. You're learning about nutrition, you're no longer feeling exhausted all the time, and you look like a new, vitalized person. Yes, you poor, poor thing."
She got the point. She quit complaining.
And years later, I still recall her story, especially while I'm standing in the quiet health food aisle, the one which usually gives me that lonely, ghost town feeling. (Insert the ol', "Hello? Hello? Hello?" echo here.)
And each time, I am encouraged.
I hope you will be encouraged, too.