Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blessings in 2013

Happy New Year!
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The rest of the household is sleeping peacefully, and I am up far too early on a day when I may sleep in after staying up until nearly 1:00 a.m. 

I told you just yesterday that I don't really make resolutions, but I have a list of action items for the year.  One of those is to clean up my diet:  no grains, dairy, or sugar of any kind for at least a month.  The reason I'm telling you this is because I'm awake.  Yes, I'm up because I have been eating all those things over Christmas, and they give me insomnia.  I wake up between 3 and 4 a.m., unable to go back to sleep for an hour or two, and I spend that time thinking and worrying.  What a waste. 

I know that the wakefulness is caused by my diet---I've made the trial often enough to know!  And I'm tired of it.  Literally.  Do you know what I worry about in the quiet, pre-dawn hours on January 1?  A whole new year of opportunities to fail!  That, my friends, is no way to start the new year, or even a new day!

I can take the words of Padre Pio as my motto:

"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

But it will be a heckuva lot easier if I can sleep all night with a few dietary adjustments!  Pray for me, though, because this will definitely be a challenge during Birthday Month.

May you have many blessings in 2013, friends.

1 comment:

  1. I think the key to avoiding temptation is to have a substitute. Several nights this week we had a wonderful fruit salad for dessert. I never felt like eating Christmas cookies because the fruit completely satisfied me. Hopefully the price of fruit won't go through the roof.

    Happy New Year!


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