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kick the habit!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

my thoughts today are revolving around how to kick unwanted habits.

i'm cleaning house, using a lot of water. after 4 weeks in Africa you realize what a precious substance this is. so why let the tap just run while you're wiping and scrubbing elsewhere? which got me to singing 'you can't always get what you want...' (who wrote that anyway, was it the rolling stones?)

and waste. we waste so much. did you realize that while a huge percentage of mankind is going hungry, and starvation is rampant in some places, we are throwing away close to 50% of the food we produce? a lot never leaves the fields because of 'imperfection'!

we get what we need (how lucky we are). so why the binging? that's a sure sign of lack or deficiency somewhere. probably not material lack, though. lack of care, of love. food is love.

get love, kick the food habit. get attention, excitement, purpose in life, whatever it is that's REALLY missing, to kick compensation habits. fill the void.
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  • v SEAWAVE
    So many things to appreciate that we don't really see until we get outside of our norm. Thanks for sharing your insights!
    1268 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    Songwriters: JAGGER, MICK / RICHARDS, KEITHI saw her today at the reception
    A glass of wine in her hand
    I knew she was gonna meet her connection
    At her feet was a footloose man

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes well you might find
    You get what you need

    And I went down to the demonstration
    To get my fair share of abuse
    Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
    If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes well you just might find
    You get what you need

    I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
    To get your prescription filled
    I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
    And man, did he look pretty ill
    We decided that we would have a soda
    My favorite flavor, cherry red
    I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
    Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"
    I said to him

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes you just might find
    You get what you need

    You get what you need--yeah, oh baby

    I saw her today at the reception
    In her glass was a bleeding man
    She was practiced at the art of deception
    Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes you just might find
    You just might find
    You get what you need

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes you just might find
    You just might find
    You get what you need
    love this song even so it hard to bleivesometime that you get what you need
    great blog
    1268 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2013 2:33:44 PM
  • v PEPPYPATTI
    Love it, especially your ending comment! And yes it was the Stones (great tune)!
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    1269 days ago
  • v FUNKY5RED
    It is so true that we fill voids with food. Identifying the void is the difficult part. You have given me food for thought today (unintentional pun).

    1269 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    What a great blog! Thank you for all the reminders. HUGS
    1269 days ago
  • v OUBACHE
    You make so many good points in this blog. I have seen some positive changes regarding the distribution of food taking place in this country, but I sadly realize that many people in this world go hungry every day.
    1269 days ago
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