I was recently in Paris where I ate a caramel éclair every day. I believe God called me to eat these éclairs because if he didn’t want me to eat them, he wouldn’t have located a bakery right under the apartment we rented.
There are two notable pieces of information that stem from the éclair experience. First, while in Paris, I did eat a lot of pastries, but I also walked 843 miles a day while carrying a thirty-five-pound three-year-old, as a result, I didn’t gain any weight (Yeah, ME!). Second, I still feel a bit bad about the éclair binges, so I made a New Year’s resolution to eat less sugar.
Yesterday, I had to run to Target to grab a couple of things, and I found Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the shape of Christmas bells on sale 70% off, which is basically free candy. Forgetting my resolution, I threw a bag in my cart. In the car on the way home, I ate six. FINE, I ate fourteen, but they were MINI, OK? It’s not like I ate fourteen full-sized cups (geesh, get off my back).
Here is my question. If one LEGITIMATELY forgets her resolution and eats fourteen pieces of candy (FINE, I ate sixteen. Damn-it!) Does it still count as a broken promise? I really need to know. If it does count as a broken promise, then to hell with it; I am going to eat the rest of the bag.