Holiday Health Tip #23

I've not taken the time to really develop this one as I have wished, but the phrase just keeps going around and around in my mind..."Do the right thing!"  Dr. Laura (you love her or you hate her) says it frequently--closes an hour of programming by saying, "Now, go do the right thing."

The Bible uses another word - "righteous" - to describe the kind of living most of us aspire to.  We really WANT to do the right thing most of the time.  But we all fall short of that goal.  The Bible says that, too!  "There is no one righteous, not even one! ...  all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Doesn't really take an ancient Book to tell me that!)  The glory of God is His righteousness!  He is ALWAYS right!  He is perfect in every way.

God needs no reminders to "do the right thing."  I DO.  God needs no help to "do the right thing."  I DO.  That's why God sent Jesus (whose birth we celebrate today).  That's why Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit!  To help us "do the right thing".

Today and every day, I want to do the right thing when it comes to caring for my body.  I want to, I can, and I will exercise righteously and eat righteously.  Personally, I'm glad for Dr. Laura's reminders.  But more importantly, I'm thankful for Jesus! 


  1. What a the point...down to earth...point you make! I'm really glad that I found your blogs, and I know that it wasn't by accident, that it was a God-thing! I would love to know what inspired you to loose weight...and what your "plan of action" was in the beginning. I'm much more overweight than you were when you started...about 20 lb more...but I've reached a point where something inside me has just "clicked"...and I know it's time..before it's too late!

  2. When I make good/right choices it gets easier to make more good choices. When I make bad ones, it gets easier to make more bad ones. It's as if there is a force drawing you.
    p.s. No job yet - thanks for asking.

  3. Good Morning, Rebecca! Yes, when I have a decision to make, especially those that involve others... I often remind myself (or tell my grown children) to do what's right...
    Sometimes our choices are all 'good'
    only one is the 'best' for us.

    Blessings for the New Year~

  4. Great Post!!! and I am glad you liked the 'that woman is a success!!' and are sharing it!

  5. Hi Rebecca,

    Great reminder! And I love the "Woman is a success" thoughts.
    With Christmas over, all my children have returned home out-ot-state and I found myself turning to food. What a bad choice!
    But tomorrow, I will start anew to tackle my weight loss goals. Surgery is in 3+ weeks!
    Trusting God to see me through.
    I pray that your Christmas was a blessing.