Sunday, January 22, 2012
I guess one of my pet peeves of late is seeing people NOT going that extra step or people deciding that "item x" is S.E.P (somebody else's problem). Not so much where I work, but just in general.
There is a guy who lives in my building who meticulously sweeps and neatens his little porch and yet flicks his cigarette butts out onto the grass of the complex. His SEP field starts where his porch ends.
At the park this morning, which happens to be next to a Sonic, there was a burger wrapper not 4 feet from a trash can... that person's SEP field started right about his skin.
Yesterday at IKEA, the couch I bought (which came in a huge box) fell off the cart in the traffic lane, 3 cars went around me before a very nice gentleman came to help me. Their SEP field started right outside their cars.
And in general, many people who are in poor health and need exercise and a healthy diet, always find something else to blame it on, rather than just taking that extra step even for their own health and for their loved ones.
I love the fact that this season's theme on Biggest Loser is "No Excuses"... heaven knows I make my own pile of them each time I decided not to exercise, but I try not to couch them as excuses as a decision that I have made for this moment. And I work to turn the bad behaviors around ASAP... because it's true also that we all need an indulgence day or a day off from the hard work of losing or maintaining weight.
The extra step is good for us and those around us, be it holding a door open for someone with their hands full or taking a brisk walk at lunch. So take that extra step for everyone, including yourself! You will be glad that you did!