After spending the morning working out at the gym with my friend Erika and talking about all of the junky food I was eating these days and how I really needed to do much better, I stopped by Pete’s Bagels on my way home and bought one of their Blueberry Crumb muffins.  For the record, I did try to get a Pumpernickel Bagel (probably not much better) but they were all out.  And that muffin was just sitting there, begging to be eaten.

When I got home, I poured myself a mug of milk and sat down to enjoy my muffin.  Two things.  One, I only ate half.  Which wouldn’t be too bad, except for the fact that it was the top half, with all of the good stuff.  And Two, I kind of felt a little guilty.  Because, like many of us, I always make that resolution, to eat healthier, and weigh less.  And Blueberry Crumb Muffins don’t quite fit so well into those resolutions.


Thankfully, I didn’t wallow too much in my guilt.  Because I happened to listen to a great sermon as all this was going on.  And thanks to Andy Stanley and his Re:solution: Something to Show for It sermon (check it out if you get the chance, it’s fantastic), I had the chance to refocus.  Being healthy and eating less muffins is always a good thing.  But life is so much more than me.

When I die, I don’t want to strive to be remembered as someone who didn’t eat a lot of muffins.  I doubt anyone will remember or care that I weighed a certain amount or worked out so many days.  No one will care how clean or not clean my house was, or how many loads of laundry I did a week.  But as silly as it sounds, these are the things that I carry guilt about at times.

Life is so much more than me.  I want to be remembered for the things that I had passions about.  For the people that I cared about.  For the ways I was able to make a difference.  For the ways that I lived love.  So, that being said, those are the things that I’m going to occupy my mind with today.  Just a few thoughts, post muffin and pre rest of this amazing day.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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