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The small victories in battle prepare you for the war

Totally random… So I have this love, really a lust relationship going on with Reese’s peanut butter cups lately.  Well, today I went to Kmart to pick up a few items and they had jumbo bags of them on sale for $2!  In my weakness I picked up 2 bags and brought them to the office.

However,  me and God are working on something in regards to my weight and making healthier choices when it comes to my eating habits…the gym is for another blog article Smile

Going back to the chocolate, instead of hoarding them in my desk drawer and slowly eating both bags over the course of a week, and feeling guilty for doing so, just because I got them on sale.  I decided to share both bags with my co-workers and in the process made a few new buddies.

My point in sharing this little victory is that if you don’t take the time to calculate the cost of your actions, their price in the long run may inflate to a price beyond what you thought was originally a savings.

I was wrong with my initial intentions of buying the bags of candy.  However in the end I was able to make a U-turn from the detour off the path of gaining more discipline in my life and in the process made more connections at my office vs. gaining extra pounds from a though delicious chocolate binge Smile

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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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