Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Eat Dessert First

"Life is short; 
eat dessert first."

That quote about eating dessert first is a favorite of mine. Not because I've ever done it; I just admire the spunk of it. It seems so "devil may care." I love the rebellion. If only I dared to do it. If only I could. What's stopping me, you might ask.

The waitress had come to take our order at Taggart's, a nice restaurant in the middle of nowhere (Morgan County, Utah, actually). I'd finally decided on a sensible dish that wouldn't wreck my diet when I heard the deep voice beside me order dessert. My mouth dropped open, and I whipped my head around to stare in disbelief. Someone was living my dream. I was in awe. 

"I've always wanted to do that," I confessed, after our waitress left with our orders. "You just did what I've always wanted to do." 

Why have I denied myself that pleasure? I know exactly why. I have generally lived my life in fear of what others would think of me. I tend to be reactive more than pro-active. Someone would know my weakness for all things sweet. Others would judge my lack of self-control. My family and friends would be disappointed in me. Or maybe, just maybe, somebody would give me a high five and say, "You GO, girl!" 


How many times have I ignored or denied the wish of my heart for fear of what someone else would think? What's the worst that would happen if I ordered dessert before dinner, or even just ordered dessert FOR dinner? I think it would make me smile. I think it would make me happy. I can feel a new challenge coming. "Eat dessert first." Challenge accepted. I'll let you know how it goes.


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    1. I did it, Kendra! And it was awesome! Why did I wait so long? Finally finding my brave, and caring less and less what others think of my quirkiness.

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  2. I'm giving you a high five. You go girl! I may need to sign on too.

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    1. As you can imagine, my 40 Bags in 40 Days Intentional Healthy Living plan isn't going swimmingly, but my Daring Greatly plan is off to a great start!

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