Usually when I think about temptation, I think about things I want to do but I shouldn’t. For example, eating four peanut butter cups. Or having one more glass of wine. Gossiping just one more time about that friend and her husband. Buying that pair of boots that I really don’t need to add to the three other pairs of boots in the closet.
Last night, however, as I was putting my daughters to bed, I was tempted NOT to write this blog post for so many reasons:
My back hurts.
Teaching 5 mornings a week leaves me less time to write.
I have to fold that pile of laundry. (It’s still sitting there, unfolded, this morning.)
I made dinner, didn’t I?
Writing a post every day for NaBloPoMo is kicking my ass.
Isn’t November over yet?
I’m tired! (I seem to be continually tired. Is it the season?)
I just want to go to bed and read a book!
But then I thought about how much I love the Spin Cycle. And dang it, I had to write something for NaBloPoMo anyway.
So I sat myself down and wrote this post. Then I stumbled up to bed and read my book. I managed one chapter before I gave in and turned out the light.
What are you tempted NOT to do?
Be sure to visit Gretchen at Second Blooming. Her temptation post is probably way better than mine. Link up your own temptation post below!