These are the proverbs of Solomon…Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. —Proverbs 1:1, 3 NLT

Discipline is about creating habits. We need to create small habits in our lives that together build up into big results. These habits might be sleeping a bit more, moving our bodies, calming our minds, eating a little differently, adding a few new foods that are positive, refocusing our thoughts and replacing them with God’s Word—any habits like these will day by day shift us into a profound capacity for self-care and healing. The discipline of those small habits will add up to a thriving life.

One of the most fruitful habits we can form in the areas of food and fitness is to add joy to the way we move and the way we eat.

When we experience movement as joy, we celebrate the fact that our bodies can move in a particular way. Movement becomes an offering of our bodies to the God who made them able to move in so many ways.

Likewise, taking joy in trying a new food lets us celebrate the abundance God has created. We can look forward each day to the new pleasures God has in store for us.

Food for Thought: Small habits lead to ever greater enjoyment of the life God has blessed us with.