Sunday, January 31, 2010

Give of yourself

Here's my tip for the week:  If you want to lose weight, give of yourself. 

I've been sitting here for the last few minutes trying to expand on this, but it's really so simple that it's hard to say more on.  Still, I guess I'll try.  When you give of yourself to others in some way--making a phone call to check in with a friend, taking treats to a neighbor, preparing a Sunday school lesson, preparing a meal for your family, folding the laundry for your family, cleaning your house for your family and guests to enjoy--you feel better about yourself, you feel happy, you feel motivated, it brings the Spirit, in most cases it gets you up and moving around, and in all cases it gives Heavenly Father just one more reason to bless you in whatever righteous goals you may be working towards.  If you think all this is bogus, then I challenge you to give it a try and let us know how it goes.  The numbers on the scale may not go down, but as we all know, we can improve and work toward our goals in many ways. 

This week I ask all of our readers to try this at least once during the week and report back to us in the comments next Sunday.  

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
And a wonderful week of giving!


Dorothy said...

True, the scale may not go down, but we will often feel "lighter" for serving someone else. Nice reminder. :)

Kathy Haynie said...

It's so easy to get too busy and forget to reach out to others. Thank you for the reminder, Katie. Even a smile to someone can make a difference, as Dorothy reminded us in her "home" blog last week.

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