Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Choosing What Is Best

I am a very visual learner.
I am also kinda a word nerd.
I love things to be pretty.
and I love things to rhyme, alliterate...pack a succinct punch.

It's one of the reasons I love my chalkboard so much.
And Pinterest.

As I've been on this journey the past few weeks of getting fit (again) and making healthy choices,
I've found I need a daily mantra to keep me on track.
It helps to wake, find that pretty picture or awesome quote, and "pin" it in my brain for the rest of the day.
(I've posted some of these "pins" in my past Hardest Step posts)
Whenever I need that little extra "umph!"
I think of that pin, and my decision to choose what is best becomes easier.

And when it comes down to it, that is what I want.
Every moment of every day.
To choose what is best.
Right then in that one decision.

If I face my challenges - whether they be physical, emotional, social or spiritual -
one moment at a time and choose what is best
I will succeed.

It's so easy for me to get caught up in having chosen best for so long already.
This one bad choice can be a little break or a reward, right?!
I can chose to do what it best again next time.

It's also easy for me to get caught up in choosing what is best for a season.
I can be disciplined when there is an end date in sight.
Once I reach my goal, those "bad choices" wont be as bad anymore, right?!

But that is not what I want for myself.
{And I don't think it's what God wants for me either. Perhaps why he has me continually learning this lesson!}

What I want for myself, is to make choices based on today.
Not what I did yesterday.
Or how I will do it tomorrow.
But what is best, for me, right now.

To help me do this, I created a new pretty place to inspire me to continue to
Choose What Is Best.
For Me.

Want to come see?
I hope it helps you choose what is best for you too.
Right now.


Jessica Johnson said...

Love this, Erin. I'm in the same boat. Been lax for too long and it's starting to catch up with me! Who forgot to tell me I'm not 16 anymore, eating anything I want? You can DO this. I will be praying for you. And I think you're beautiful. And I miss you!!

Kristen said...

i love love love this daily inspiration.

i too, need a daily mantra.

i am going to start pasting these to my bathroom mirror so i see them each morning when i get up as well as throughout the day.

thank you for doing me the inspiration and motivation i need each day. i love knowing you are chanting the same thing in your head each day even if you are miles away.

i love you. you are awesome!

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