TODAY THE WORDS are ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETS. For all of you who know I went on a healthy eating program this past summer, no I am not going through withdrawals, but I did have a humorous thought and wanted to share it with you. There are more restaurants offering these types of buffets and I never see an empty lot at those locations. I now shy away from them as they do present a type of temptation the other restaurants do not seem to possess as much. My thought is why do the all you can eat buffets, whether they are American, Chinese, Mexican, etc. bother with the salad bar? This is such a ridiculous item at an all you can eat bar, don’t you agree? If someone is going to “pig” out, why do they bother with salad? I see females, especially, making a deceptive move to the salad bar and get a plate of salad. Taking it to the table, and walking with a proud stride; most (and there are a few exceptions as some of you are saying right now, “Oh, I eat mostly salad!”) of us get another plate. Then the destruction of any well thought eating plan goes out the window. When most people are on their 2nd or 3rd plate (okay, maybe the 3rd is a dessert plate and that is another blog topic), we cannot be hungry, can we? What purpose does eating until we have to take a nap? We, with the exception of a rare few have committed this atrocity, haven’t we? The funniest part is when I see a plate of “salad” which has a small amount of lettuce and everything else imaginable piled 4 inches high and topped with a cup of salad dressing and I am not talking about oil and vinegar going by and I cannot help but chuckle. Now, for the deeper thought and oh yes, I have a deeper thought on this too……If we condition ourselves to like the idea of all you can eat buffets without exercising any discipline, this mindset can go over into our lives. I am not saying once in a while go for a splurge if you need to do so, but on a regular basis it is destructive to a healthy life. We can be guilty of this splurge in our lives as well in spending or recreation. We begin to believe we can spend “all you can spend” and we can “play all we can play”. I think the only all you can buffet is pray all you can pray; worship all you can worship; love all you can love; give all you can give; and forgive all you can forgive. Amazingly, all of these “all you can” buffets of life don’t add any calories and will not add pounds; they will add rewards and blessings from above. Some food, some play, some treats are good but think about what gives you the most long term rewards. Live life, love life and live life to the fullest by being full of blessings instead of food.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
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