“Quick Fix”

Quick Fix

     Ever hear the story about the man who wanted a quick fix for his life?  He wanted a relationship and a wife, so he quickly got a mail-order bride online.

     He wanted a quick dinner to satisfy his appetite, so he went through the McDonalds drive-thru.

     He wanted a quick fix for his pain, so he followed the quick fix ad “As Seen On TV”.

     He wanted the quick fix to lose weight, so he joined the “30 Pounds in 30 Days” weight loss program.

     He became the master in “quick fix” knowledge to share with his family and friends.

     Unfortunately, his mail-order bride didn’t provide much in the way of a relationship, as a wife, nor in creating a better life.

     His trips to McDonalds quickly satisfied his appetite, but seemed to be the cause of numerous health conditions associated with inflammation and chronic pain.

     His quick fix for pain did slightly reduce his pain initially, but also reduced his overall health.  The side-effects of this quick fix were stomach and colon problems along with arthritis.

     He did quickly lose 30 pounds in 30 days, but ended up gaining the 30 back along with 30 more.

     Fortunately, he met a woman who taught him that relationships, like a tree, take time to grow.  The blossom is always worth the wait, it just takes patience and focused effort.

     She taught him healthy food takes time to prepare and cook.  The payoff was more energy to enjoy his new relationship.

     She taught him pain doesn’t need “fixed” as much as your lifestyle and nervous system need an upgrade.

     As he shed his quick fix mentality, he found himself shedding pounds gradually.

     “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  It’s an old saying that never goes out of style.