The Demise of the Scale
I’ve officially been living my new apartment three months now. I’ve purchased pretty much everything I need, but there is one thing I haven’t bought that nearly every home has: a bathroom scale.
I’ve thought about it. I’ve wondered. ”What number would show? Where am I at?” But after some thought, I’ve made the decision not to buy one — not ever. Why?
Because numbers don’t matter. A number doesn’t tell you how healthy you are, or how pretty you are, or how much you are worth. A number is just a number. And what may be a “high” number for one person, is a perfect number for another. We all have different shapes and sizes and there are a lot of different definitions of health and beauty.
I want to measure my health by how much energy I have and how well I nourish my body. I want to measure my beauty by how many people I can make smile throughout my day by showing them a bit of kindness. I want to measure my worth and value by what Jesus thinks of me.
These are the things that matter; not some random number displayed on a piece of metal or plastic.
And so, here’s to the demise of the scale. I have a feeling I’ll be much happier without it.