Thursday, April 5, 2012

Changes Country Style

Do you ever listen to country music?  Okay, I do.  Don't roll your eyes at me.  I love stories and those songs tell stories.  Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and sometimes just plain mushy. (And I would love to be the girl in the red sundress with the ice cold beer pressed to her lips)

Tim McGraw has a new CD out named Emotional Traffic.  One of the songs on it is "Better Than I Used To Be".  It is about a man who had done a lot of things he isn't proud of but he is trying to improve. (for a woman, of course!) 

I ain't no angel
I still got a few more dances with the devil

It reminds me of our diabetes path.  We are working on getting healthier and having a positive attitude but as I have talked about before, we seem to still have a few dances with the devil left in us.  It is hard to change a lifetime of habits and I refuse to feel guilty about our slip ups.(Okay, I try not to feel guilty)

But I'm cleaning up my act little by little
I'm getting there

While I was driving to the Lake this morning, I was thinking about habits and rewards.  I was thinking that if I were a normal adult, I would think that a reward would be stopping at Starbucks on my way home.  Unfortunately, I don't drink coffee.  I wish I did.  I also wish I drank beer.  Both beverages seem like they have such a place in Americana.  Instead, my reward for going to the Lake was a beautiful sunrise.  Which is a reminder that not all rewards are food.  I seem to need to be reminded of that.  

I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
But I'm better than I used to be

Thanks for reading!