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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eat the Cookie. . . Buy the Shoes (and win the book!)


Eat the Cookie. . . Buy the Shoes:
Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up
by Joyce Meyer

Engrained in our culture is the belief that unbending discipline is the only sure way to success. You must go to the gym five times a week, never order the dessert, and don't even think about buying that dress you keep staring at in the store window. Breaking from such a regimented lifestyle is a sign of weakness, right? Wrong!-and Joyce wants to tell us why...



Though setting rules in our lives are important, it's just as important that we break them from time-to-time. Structure is a powerful tool, but when diverging from your own goals is seen as catastrophic, it can have a hugely negative effect on us. Balance is a core value in life and every once in awhile we deserve to indulge in a guilty pleasure or two. So don't feel bad about straying from your goals every once-in-awhile and in fact, embrace it: eat the cookie and buy the shoes!



Giveaway


I have three copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) how do you give yourself a break? Do you ever do anything special just for you? Please leave your email address.

For additional entries:
1. Sign up to follow through Google Friend Connect (old followers let me know) - 2 entries for this one. (leave 2 comments)
2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it. Please leave link in comments.
3. Post it on your blog - please leave link in your comments.

BONUS ENTRY: Fan Joyce Meyer Ministries on Facebook and/or Twitter!

Each entry must have it's own comment. (Seven entries total.)
This giveaway is for U.S/Canada only - no PO boxes.
It ends May 3.





41 comments:

Kim said...

I read magazines!!!

Kim said...

follower #1

Kim said...

follower #2

Darlene said...

I've got this posted at Win a Book for you Kristi :)

Megan said...

I read, or lately I blog :)

We posted about your giveaway at Winning Readings.

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Anonymous said...

I read a book. I try to give myself a few minutes every day. It gives me a chance to unwind, because I am taking care of my son, who is recouperating from surgeries.
debp
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Abi said...

Taking a walk by myself is my break

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Abi said...

I'm a google friend follower

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Julia said...

Reading and writing poetry

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

I give myself a break through meditating and doing yoga.

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Benita said...

Follower #1..

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Benita said...

Follower #2.

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Cindy W. said...

When I want to do something special for myself I either pick up a new book to read or go to our local library and 'browse'. I love the smell of a library. I would love to win Eat the Cookie, Buy the Shoes. Please enter me and thank you for the opportunity.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy W. said...

I am also a follower.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Wanda said...

I always give myself a break by reading a good book.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Linda Kish said...

My break is playing on my computer.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

abi said...

posted at my blog

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2010/04/2-for-3-giveaway.html

abi said...

sunshine award ~ awarded to you

Pick up your award here
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Anonymous said...

It doesn't happen often, but I like to scrapbook. It gives me a break to do something I enjoy, but I'm also being productive and making something special for my sons.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

A couple of times a month a friend and I will go out to dinner and a movie. :0)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I follow.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Joyce is a fav of mine so please enter me for her book! Thanks!!!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Anonymous said...

Just found you, but will follow your blog....love it!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Anonymous said...

I read, blog, and/or walk (listening to Christian music) to relax!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Gwendolyn B. said...

Ha! Lately my breaks have consisted of pulling over to the side of the road (preferably where there is a nice view of the ocean or some other body of water), reclining the seat, putting my feet up on the dashboard, and reading my book. My van has become my safe haven!
Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'm sure there are some other ways to give myself a break!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Follower #1

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Follwer #2

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ChristyJan said...

When I could afford it I would treat myself to a massage ~ nowadays I give myself a break by reading.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #1


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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #2


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nel said...

I read romance books everyday!!! I love to read....

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nel said...

blog follower via GFC
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nel said...

blog follower via GFC
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nel said...

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Fan Joyce Meyer Ministries on Facebook !

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Elise said...

My break is going out for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Or I read a book.
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Elise said...

Follower on GFC #1
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Elise said...

Follower on GFC #2
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