“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.” – George Carlin
I have a dentist appointment tomorrow, so a few days ago I started flossing again.
Because I know I’m going to get that question…
“So…have you been flossing?”
Well, let’s see…
You just tried to floss my teeth for me, I winced and my gums started to bleed.
I think we both know the answer to that question.
Truth be told, I only floss for a few days before my dentist appointment (in a futile attempt to make it look like I have been flossing regularly), and a few days after (until I either forget or just get too lazy to continue).
And my teeth and gums pay the price.
When it comes to just about anything – whether mental, spiritual, or physical - we need to put in some regular effort to stay in shape, or we’re going to get sick, soft and flabby.
My “spiritual floss” is reading my Bible, praying regularly, and weekly get-togethers with two of my best friends where we support and encourage each other.
My “physical floss” is exercising for an hour almost every day using the awesome P90X program.
My “mental floss” is reading and writing regularly, and solving puzzles.
Sometimes I floss regularly, sometimes I don’t.
And, as much as I don’t like to admit it, the answer to the question, “So…have you been flossing?” is usually pretty obvious.
Lately I think I’ve only been doing really well in one out of three.
The other two?
Well, today is a new day.
So…how often do you floss?