What I Crave

When I saw this word prompt this morning you know what popped into my head?

Yup.   Tootsie rolls.
The local dollarama sells 2, 2 packs for $1.   This is not a good thing.

When I am ill, or tired, or grumpy, or just generally out of sorts, this is what I crave.

I also crave other things like doritos, Mr. Big chocolate bars, and hickory sticks.   But mostly... Tootsie rolls.

I've been sick a lot these past two months.  Cold, flu, pneumonia, generalized exhaustion, and persistent cough.j

ALL that weight I lost (to help with my overall health).... well...it's kinda crept back because... As much as I love tootsie rolls...they certainly like to stick around.

I will have work to do again eh?

I really really need to learn how to get my comfort in other ways.
From reading scripture, to talking with friends, to just relaxing with my family.... but what do I do?
I want a tootsie roll.

How does one break that cycle?  
Especially when one doesn't feel well and the whole world feels like ick because well "I" feel like ick?

I know it doesn't help that my hubby is the same way... he loves his pastries when he's ill/tired/out of sorts just like I love my tootsie rolls...

It does sometimes confound me though.   God calls me to be BEYOND my temptations.   But this one... this one I don't know how to beat.

Thoughts?
This has been a five minute Friday post, word prompt provided by Miss Kate.
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8 comments

  1. Hey, I'm your FMF neighbor this week. :) I crave chocolate a lot. We recently studied about craving God's word in church, so I have tried to turn to the Bible when I get a craving/temptation for chocolate.

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    1. Nice to have a crew member as a neighbour. I need to find the same comfort in Scripture as I do in my tootsie rooms.

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  2. It is so much harder when everyone is ill. I hope things brighten up for you this weekend.

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    1. It is hard Jennifer. I hope so too, getting rather tired of this.

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  3. Finding that balance between what is healthy and what brings you some cheer amidst the trials - it's tough. Keep you face towards your Lord and know that He understands it all and is your hope and help. - Lori

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  4. I just don't want the one becoming too important you know? Need to get more consistent with being with the Lord...

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  5. We all have our weaknesses. I'm glad you enjoy Toostie Rolls. I will tell you that is one thing I do not like. When we get Tootsie Rolls at the parade we give them away! Too bad you don't live closer you could have them.

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    1. i want to live closer to you Lisa...MORE TOOTSIE ROLLS!!! :)

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