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Fire Within

Fire Within
By: Debra Sue Higginbotham

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Motivation is what gets you started,
habit is what keeps you going.
Sometimes half the battle,
is simply the battle of knowing.

Is your fire that burns within…
lighted by you or someone else?
Will it burn long and strong,
if you’re able to light it yourself?

Ability is what you’re capable of,
motivation guides the action …
but your attitude makes the difference
in your level of satisfaction.

Are you inspired by your fear ?
OR perhaps you aim for reward?
Or is there that spark within,
planted there by the Lord ?

Can you boldly walk the talk ?
Or will you wilt like a dying flower?
The choice is up to you, my friend,
you’ve always had the power.

Never trade – – what you want most –
for what you THINK; you want now!
Light that fire – – from deep within …
and praise God, when you take your bow.

Yes, Healthy Habit Lady writes poetry too 🙂
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
March 1, 2013
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What Does It Look Like?

What Does It Look Like? 
Success is a circle,
no beginning – no end.
A journey, unfolding …
an adventure within.
Draw yourself a circle,
create eyes open to see,
that you are becoming,
what you were meant to be.
Draw yourself a circle,
bigger than the last …
draw a mouth that smiles,
when thinking of the past.
Trace the inner circle,
sketch a nose, oh anywhere…
a nose that smells success,
success that you will share.
Trace the outer circle,
create ears upon both sides…
to listen for the wisdom…
letting heroes be your guides.
So what does it look like …
what does it look like to you?
Ponder the paper scribbles,
then grab a mirror for what is true.
Success is your own reflection,
no beginning, and no end …
master your own adventure,
it looks like what is within.
Author: Debra Sue Higginbotham 
a.k.a. (Healthy Habit Lady)
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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October 9, 2012


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Dear Unwanted Pounds

An Open Letter to My Unwanted Pounds …

Dear Unwanted Pounds:

I have a bone to pick with you. You are my dark clouds that, en masse, have been growing inside of me, haunting me. Terrorizing me, really.

The fat cells that encompass you are like pigeons who hang around garbage dumpsters, waiting for half-eaten burritos. You are scavengers who lie in wait scooping up pancake molecules that swish past you in the current, feeding on them like starving savages. You are evil and you are not wanted here. I’m in the process of having you ‘exorcised’. Let’s consider my gym a priest, a personal exorcist, if you will.

First he will come a calling and clean out all signs of the gastronomic devil: crackers, diet coke, bacon, oh I could go on. And that’s the problem.

This lean-muscled priest will ‘exorcise’ you, making me scream in pain as I repeatedly and incessantly flap about, without much grace. He’ll yell at me. Or you. It’s hard to tell, frankly.

“Get out!” he will yell. “Get out of this body!” Oh, he’ll be talking to you, then.

“If it hurts, that means it’s working.” The personal exorcist’s lips will curl with a simplistic smile. I imagine he will not like you.

When the exorcism is done, he will mutter something about what a fine job I have done.

“This body needs work, but now there is less poison.”

He’ll say the only reason you hang around, the reason you “possess” me is because I keep feeding you, enabling you. If I quit throwing fried chicken and cheese nips into my dumpster, you will leave me and look for sustenance elsewhere.

But I don’t know if I can. You tempt me so. I fear I’ve already sold my soul to you and it may be too late for redemption.

The priest will strongly suggest that the only path to salvation is to attend his church regularly, like three to four times a week!

“A pound for a pound.”

But I know this church and it’s full of devoted folks. Far more diligent than me. These people hit it religiously. I want such passion and determination.

Those dedicated souls, well they do have fewer fat cells. And they do look happy.

So, it’s farewell to you – my unwanted pounds. Prepare yourselves to be EXERCISED ! 🙂

Sincerely, Your Master


As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

September 30, 2012

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I Threw It Out

“I Threw It Out” (a poem I wrote in January 2002)
By: Debra Sue Higginbotham
a.k.a. Healthy Habit Lady
I spoke with my savior … that always makes me smile.
His name is Jesus Christ… and I really like His style.
He helped me do some cleaning – added some thing’s Himself.
Like Faith, Hope and Love – with Love above all else.
He made me throw out Worrying … it was old and in my way.
It kept me from Getting Busy … taking up too much of my day.

I discarded my Inhibitions … they were simply crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth … purging old fears and doubts.

I removed my stains of Sin – – no time to ponder them anyway.
They are nailed to a Cross … so I can start fresh new today.
Some new thoughts appeared – such as I can, I Must, I will.
Eradicated “I might” … So I could stop standing still.
I picked up a special thing – and placed it on my heart.
I found it – it’s called Peace … it’s a great place to start.
Yes, I’ve cleaned up nice … can’t you see it in my eyes?
for things like Worry and Doubt – have said their good-byes.

Thought for today:
Throw Satan out and bring Jesus in – he’s the best cleaning agent there is !

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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By: Debra Sue Higginbotham
a.k.a., Healthy Habit Lady

C * H * R * I * S * T * M * A * S

“C” is for Christ the King – born on Christmas day.

“H” is for Heaven – who sent Jesus down our way.

“R” is for Reasons – we all remember Christmas day.

“I” is for Inviting Jesus – in our hearts to stay.

“S” is for Son – the one seen sleeping in the hay.

“T” is for Teacher – who taught us how to pray.

“M” is for Mary – who trusted God along the way.

“A” is for Angels – who sang on Christmas day.

“S” is for Son – the one so perfect in all ways,

and HE is the reason – we have happy holidays!!

Originally Written:  December 25, 2003
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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