Thursday, July 17, 2014
At the end of May, I eliminated the unhealthy behaviors I justified indulging in because of first-year teacher stress. Iíve been keeping mental notes about the numbers of days Iíve gone without certain things in my life. Today, I decided to record the number of each for this blog post because seeing my streaks help to keep me motivated when my willpower wanes. Up until this very moment I thought of them as days without ________. However, I now see that they are days with _________.
a body nourished primarily by plants 34
a mind uninhibited by alcohol 48
a spirit less distracted by the wants of my body and ego 52
a consistent yoga and meditation practice 52
smiling so much during meditation my cheeks hurt 2
On a related note, I decided to buy lemonade from some girls selling it in the neighborhood. They poured all that was left in their pitcher into my cup. There wasn't quite enough to fill the cup. One of the girls said, "Just the right amount." As I walked back to my house, I thought "Just the right amount? Seriously? It's only half full." Immediately, I realized I said half full as opposed to half empty.