Life Is About Getting It Right
Sunday, January 5th I was sitting in church listening to Brother Andrews’ sermon.
Just the day before I had the opportunity to meet many new customers in Mobile, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport while making deliveries there for the first time.
When meeting customers they often share how they know they need to eat healthier. For many the motivation is to loose weight. For some it's to reduce the risk of serious disease caused by all the toxins used to grow food.
Others express the need to reduce the amount of medications they take and improve their quality of life.
His morning message referenced making New Year’s Resolutions and how 2020 offered an opportunity to start with a clean slate…anticipating what we can be and moving on from 2019.
About halfway through the message Brother Andrews mentioned the Aesop fable “The Tortoise and The Hare” and offered why Toby Tortoise won the race against Max Hare.
This struck a cord with me as my mind reflected back on conversations with customers about their need (and struggles) to eat healthier and what are the lessons there to encourage and help.
Here are some of my thoughts.
Vision– Toby Tortoise knew where he wanted to go. He saw beyond the current situation and pictured what his future could look like.
Focused- Toby was focused on winning. He was not deceived into believing he could make up lost time with his speed like Max Hare napping under the tree.
Disciplined- Toby did not get sidetracked by short term things like Max as he stopped to talk with the female bunnies at the girls' school.
Persistent- Toby was persistent despite the Hare zipping past him--teasing and jeering Toby for being sluggish and clumsy.
Deliberate- Toby was deliberate. He made every step count.
Slow & Consistent- Toby was always moving towards the goal of winning the race.
Bottom line, Toby Tortoise won because he simply kept doing what he knew to do!
This year, 2020, is not only a new year, but the start of a new decade. What is your vision for your health and the health of your family?
As my Dad used to tell me, “There is no time like the present to get started.”
I certainly hope the lessons of this story have been an encouragement for you.
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