April 24 - May 1
Building Helpful Habits
Here is a beautiful video, The Daffodil Principle, with glorious photos of fields of daffodils blooming and a message that applies to our attempt to build helpful habits one at a time.
The story tells of five acres of daffodils and other spring bulbs which surround a modest home. On the porch of this home is a sign giving the answers to the following questions.
How many thousands of bulbs have been planted? Who planted them? How long did it take?
One lady planted them all, bulb by bulb, year by year. She began planting the bulbs in 1958. Each year she added more.
She did not put it off until another day, another week, another year: she just got on with planting bulbs, systematically, deliberately. On our journey to good health we need to be persistent and make changes step-by-step. The time to start changing in now. Don't put off until tomorrow what you can begin today.
The Daffodil Principle says that it's never too late to pursue your dreams, one step at a time!
A diet has a start and end.
The pounds return, not bucks you spend.
A lifestyle change is hard,it’s true;
but…Slow weight loss sticks to you like glue.