Having self-restraint is very hard when everything that tempts you is right at your finger tips. But by knowing your own limits, knowing when to stop before it gets too much, keeps us from becoming too indulgent.
I find that paying attention to my own limits is fairly easy when I want it to be. Which leads me to what happened today. I went to a buffet.
The journey wasn't that long as train rides were always fun when you could watch the scenery go by. The food was delicious, but with so much in sight...within arms reach, there were just too many temptations. Not that it mattered...I was full with just one plate. I still remember the days where I could easily go for at least two/three plates (but maybe because the food was different...who knows it's been too long since I was at a buffet) and dessert. Now my stomach is either too small or I finally know when to stop.
Coming home we were all tired and were drifting off to sleep. All in all it was a fun day to spend outside, even if it was raining and started to pour as we drove back. It was a day well spent.
Our surroundings are clear.
The target is in sight.
Conscious and self assured.
We will not fall into plight.