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IMG_0977A while back Carol and I wandered into Hot Cakes, a small cafe with excellent food.

We just went in for desert and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just one. So I settled for the Napoleon.

Let’s just say it knocked my socks off!

Satisfaction to the max.  As we left I was satisfied that I had made the ultimate choice.

A few weeks later and we were back in the same area, and thought “Why not?”  So back into Hot Cakes we went.

Keep in mind we probably only go there about once a year.  At any rate, I thought this time it was a no-brainer.  Get another Napoleon.  So I did.

But this time was different.  Not nearly the amount of satisfaction as the first one I had gotten a short time earlier.

It’s so easy to overdo a good thing.  That’s one of my weaknesses.

It reminds me of Peter up on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, James, and John. Peter was having such a good time that he suggested to Jesus that they all just stay there.  However, Jesus knew the euphoria would soon wear off. What would not wear off is their relationship with Him.

Satisfaction.  We crave it.  We make choices based upon what we think will satisfy us the most. But just like that it is gone.  We loved the desert, but an hour later it’s over.

We go to the theme park with the kids and they are on cloud nine…until we leave.  It’s at that point that we tell ourselves that we should have ridden one more ride or skipped another particular ride.  And then we slip into dissatisfaction.

Satisfaction.  When it arrives it tends to be short lived.  I love sinking my teeth into a meat lovers pizza. But moments later it’s gone.

New lawn mowers age, new clothes get old, and vacations go by quickly.  But when tomorrow comes there will be more choices.

Wonder what will satisfy me tomorrow.  Whatever it is it will likely be short-lived.  But that’s ok. My ultimate satisfaction is not meant to be found in things and stuff. It is to be found in my relationship with Jesus Christ. In John 6:35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

That’s ultimate satisfaction!

What are you looking to for satisfaction?

dessert_2Carol and I recently were out of town for a meeting so we decided to grab a bite to eat. Following dinner Carol suggested we look for some dessert. Not wanting to disappoint, I pulled up a bakery on the Yelp app.

Three-tenths of a mile away. Perfect. I got the brownie and she got a cream filled puff of some sort.

Since we had just eaten dinner we decided to wait and eat our dessert when we got home. After arriving home rather than eat the whole brownie I opted to eat half and save the other half for the next day.

Actually I wanted the whole thing, but felt like that was overeating.

That’s not the only time I struggle with overdoing. I try to read too many books, watch too many football games, and take on too many projects.

To be honest I have never eaten too many carrots or apples. Desserts, low quality food, is what I struggle with. I do try to read only very good books. I clearly don’t have time to read books of little value.

The same applies to football. As the season kicks off I have to be selective. There is no way I can consume seven or eight football games in just one week. Actually three to four are about all I can watch. That is healthy number for me. Often while watching I like to read a book between plays and during commercials.

Football is like food. I can’t just indiscriminately consume it just because it is available. Diet affects us. Whether it’s food, football, or just plain fun excess is not healthy.

So let me ask you. How’s your diet?