Two Are Better Than One – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Kaiyden on the sled.

Kaiyden on the sled.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

You have heard me say over and over again that you need help. You need a friend or ten who can help hold you accountable to your weight loss journey. You need someone who will exercise with you when you don’t feel like exercising. You need someone who will encourage you and give you advise (see “Life is Learning – Proverbs 19:20” Posted on January 14, 2014). You need help.

Today, I got on the scale and was frustrated because it did not change from yesterday’s annoying results. I know that I should only weight myself once a week because if you do it too often you get obsessed and freak out. And that’s exactly what I did.

My four-year-old grandson is here for a visit. “I’ll help you, papaw,” he said with a smile. So after lunch we went outside. We played in the snow. Went for a walk. And had a snow ball fight. We took the sled up the hill and after climbing the hill about 5 times KJ thought that was enough exercise. So we went for another walk and this time we did some jumping.

“I want to jump off this mountain,” he said.

“Why,” I said inquisitively, “Don’t you think you’ll get hurt?”

“No,” he stated emphatically, “it’s good exercise if you know what you’re doing.”

And so we began to jump off the mountain. Well… we really didn’t jump off. We really went running down the hill and jumping at the very end. It was fun and he wore me out. I took a few pictures on my adventure. And I stopped on the top of the hill to praise God and thank him for that little bundle of energy that keeps me going when I am ready to quit.

Everyone needs help, encouragement, and motivation. The only way you will get it is if you find some people who can help you. Join a weight loss group. Find a friend. Now get out there and find you someone to help you too!

Dear God, Thank for Kaiyden and the joy he brings to my life. He has so much energy. He makes me laugh. And he keeps me going even when I just want to sit. God bless him for being my little helper today. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

“Elephants and grandchildren never forget.”
-Andy Rooney

“Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for.”
-Jane Smiley

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