Thursday, August 12, 2010

No Thanks, I'm good!

I was reminded of this while I was in Chicago.  When we are traveling I say this a lot.  Servers at restaurants want to refill your coffee or drinks and people offer you things that you really don't want.  Would you like dessert?  Would you like a glass of wine with dinner?  Can I get you a beer from the cooler?  

My response?

"No thanks.  I'm good."

I love saying this because my twisted sense of humor finds it funny.  In my mind I don't think, "I'm fine." I think, "I'm being good."  When I say, "No thanks.  I'm good."  I literally think of being good, not that I just don't want what they are offering me.  It's kind of a twist of the words, but I really like it.

I am a follower of Jesus, and I don't want to do the things that I used to do.  These are just little things.  Dessert is one for me.  I can do without dessert.  Alcohol is another one, I am not "anti-drinking" but I am "anti-DRUNK-ing". I can do without it.  

Don't get the wrong idea.  I LOVE dessert!!  Chocolate, coconut pie, cake, chocolate, ice cream.  Love, love, love it!  I LOVE beer!  On a hot summer day, an ice cold beer just hits the spot!  I especially like to have a drink when I am on vacation and I want to relax, no responsibilities or schedules or itineraries.  I'm just saying that these things have to be in moderation to the rest of my life.  

So when I say, "No thanks, I'm good." I am not judging anyone else's actions.  I don't mind a bit if you have dessert or have a drink.  Go ahead enjoy.  I am just talking about myself.  I'm not implying that you should be more like me, or that somehow I am better than you, because I am pretty sure I am way worse. . . 

I just noticed myself saying this a lot of times this past weekend, and I thought I would share with all of you!  Hope you have a great week!  Thanks for reading and following.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Isn't it nice when we can (finally) feel good about the choices we make AND not be judgemental about the choices of others?! It makes everyone much more comfortable.


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