January 9th, 2018 by Jan

My pal Art Baner has given me great advice more than once.

Today, I am reminded of the time he asked me to plant the garden I wanted, and to not worry so much about the weeds that needed pulling.

Basically, Quit fighting the old — and focus on building the new.

Art is very wise and I’m going to do my best to take his advice (again) today.

I’ve been complaining for as long as I can remember about how eating sugar is trouble for me. And yet…. I eat sugar. I give into cravings without a simple thought. Want – get.

Actually the cycle is … want — get — regret — have headache — complain — decide to change — then — want — get — and repeat.

It is also super easy for me to blame the nouns* in my life.

The holidays did not help. There was the big ass (so to speak) box of about cookies sent by my sister-in-law, the tasty cake Peter made, the OMG truffles from Jess and Angelo, and Marian’s super good cookies. I made a pie, or two.

I mean come on! I’m tapping out. At least I’d like to think I am.

I just love those folks that say, “I didn’t feel so good when I ate ______ fill in the blank, so I quit!” Ta-da!

Anyway – this is a very old song. One, I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember.

Today, maybe, just maybe I can change the tune and dial in a new station.

I know I won’t be the only one that would enjoy a freshly planted garden.

* people, places and things

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