Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHANGE, YOU’VE GOT TO REARRANGE

By Marie Tschopp

Spring is on its way, and, once again, I am on a diet. I’ve cut way back on my food intake and have lost a whopping two (count 'em two!) pounds. I think my scale just snickered.

I hear losing weight at the speed of snails is a by-product of growing older. As I discovered other age-related side effects, I did what anybody in my situation would do—I wrote a song about it.

Yesterday Revisited
(To the tune of "Yesterday" by the Beatles.)


Yesterday
AARP seemed so far away
But now my hair is turning gray
And I stockpile jars of Oil of Olay.


Suddenly
A hot flash comes over me
And I start to sweat profusely.
Hot flashes come so suddenly.


Where did my neck go?
I don't know, the mirror won't say.
I sense something's wrong
How I long for yesterday.


Yesterday
Life was such an easy game to play
Now Metamucil starts my day.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Turn back the clock to yesterday.


I am changing, but with help from Preference by L’Oreal and Spanx, I think I’ll be okay. Besides, no one ever stays the same, except God. He never changes. He is always the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In the crazy times we live in, isn’t that nice to know?

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 NIV)

5 comments:

  1. Oh Marie,
    This is (gasp) SO FUNNY!

    Thanks for giving the abs a good workout!

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  2. Thanks, Robin! Glad you like it. :)

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  3. Oh, this is so clever! You had me laughing pretty hard!

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