CHALLENGE FIFTY-EIGHT: The “Jeeves” Challenge

Have you ever noticed that their seems to be a lot of butler’s named “Jeeves”? Seriously, who names their kid “Jeeves”? Doesn’t that name limit his vocational choices? I don’t think I would feel comfortable asking Jeeves medical advise.

The name “Jeeves” is actually from a fictional character, Reginald Jeeves, in the short stories and novels of P. G. Wodehouse. Jeeves was the valet, or “gentleman’s personal gentleman” of Bertie Wooster. Created in 1915, Jeeves continued to appear in Wodehouse’s work until his last completed novel Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen in 1974, a span of 59 years. No other character in literature has been written about by the original author over a longer period. He is Wodehouse’s most famous character.

Why do I bring this up? Well, the only two ways proven ways to lose weight are to eat less and move more. And moving more is what I am going to challenge you to do.

Instead of sitting on the couch and asking your spouse to bring you something to drink you need to get up and get it yourself. Not only that, but when you get it come back and ask someone else if you can get them something. Then come back and ask the next person. Get the idea?

Jeeves was a valet. He would run errands and serve others. You can run errands for your spouse, your neighbor, or anyone else. When you go somewhere, ask that person if you can do something for them.

I have a friend who said she went to visit an elderly person with a sick wife. She visited for a few moments and then said, “Well, I didn’t come here to just sit and talk. What do you need done?” And she proceeded to clean house and cook supper.

All this extra activity will help you to lose weight. And serving others is what our Christian walk is supposed to be. Not to mention that you will make some brownie points with your boss, friends, and family.

Humble yourself and put on your apron, Jeeves! It’s time to get busy.

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