Amongst the many things I
have yet to understand, is why the holiday special magazines are full of pre
holiday diets? By the time we are on holiday and reading our 'holiday
special' magazine itís too late to worry about the diet! Why do doctors
always tell you that the food you love is bad for you? I have yet to be told
not to eat so much celery or lettuce but I live in hope. Why did God put so
many more yummy calories in cake than in cucumber and when is he going to
switch them round? I had thought that, while the bible has lots of excellent
advice, on many things, including diets, it could not help. Howeve,r I came
across this poem, very loosely based on the 23rd Psalm sent to me along time
ago by a friend, sadly no longer with us, but her faith and wisdom live on.
A Psalm for those on a diet
Strict is my diet.
I must not want.
It maketh me to lie down at
It leadeth me past the
It trieth my will power.
It leadeth me in the paths
of abstinence for my figure's sake.
Yea, though I walk through
the aisles of the pastry department, I will buy no custards, for they are
The cakes and pies, they
Thou preparedst a table
before me with green beans and lettuce
It filleth my stomach with
Surely calories and weight
will follow me all the days
of my life
and I will dwell in fear of
the scales forever.
Whatever you may try of the local cuisine on your holiday, may you enjoy the
wonder of God's variety.
Hope you enjoy the summer