It seems lately we are bombarded by a list of things we shouldn’t do. We shouldn’t drink so much coffee, we shouldn’t eat so much red meat, we need to control our stress, and we need to exercise more. Every week it seems there is a new diet craze promising rapid weight loss if only we will give up carbs, eat like a caveman, or drink gallons of water per day. I am not here to give you more rules. I am here to say one thing; eat the chocolate. You might be having a bad day at work, your spouse may not understand what you are trying to communicate, and your kids may be on your last nerve. So go ahead, eat the chocolate. You deserve a break. When we deny ourselves chocolate we only want it more.
I have always felt bad about doing things for me. I love doing things for others, giving of my time and money. Why don’t I think I am worth well, the chocolate? I recently purchased a treadmill. I want to exercise more and thought to have a good quality treadmill would help. I tried to convince myself I shouldn’t buy it. There was something better I should or ought to do with the money. Why don’t I think I am worth a treadmill, worth the chocolate? I’ve never wanted to be one of those “It’s all about me” kinds of people. The opposite is just as bad. If I don’t love me how can I possibly ever truly love others? So say to yourself “I am worth “it” the “It” being personal. It might be a chocolate bar, a pair of new shoes, a couple hours of alone time, a bubble bath. You are a person of value. So go ahead, eat the chocolate, and buy the treadmill. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am!