A man opens an outdoor stall to sell bagels and puts up a sign, “50 cents each.” A jogger runs past and puts 50 cents into the bucket but doesn’t take a bagel. The next day, he does the same thing. For weeks and then months, this goes on.
One day, as he’s jogging past, the owner joins step with him. The jogger laughs and says, “I know why you’re here. You want to know why I always put money in the bucket and never take a bagel.”
“No,” says the owner, “not that. I just want to tell you that the bagels have gone up to 60 cents.”
They say that inside each heavy person is a thin person struggling to get out. I’ve discovered that mine can be sedated with a piece of chocolate cake.
Thought for the day
“You have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him” Ephesians 4:21 NLT
The secret to personal change is not willpower. The secret is to know and face the truth. You must know and face the truth about yourself and your nature if you want to change.
Nothing will change in your life until you know and face the truth about your weaknesses, your relationships, your successes and failures, and your past and future.