Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yesterday I dragged myself out of bed and met with some old co-worker/friends for breakfast. Friday breakfasts have always been a ritual for my friends who I used to work with. I enjoyed this special event that they have kept alive for years. Retirement has kept me from that enjoyable event as of late. I will lay in my bed and talk myself out of getting up. However, I have never regretted getting up and meeting with my guys and getting all around hugs and catching up with their lives in person. The waitresses will even ask where I have been.
An important part of remaking ourselves should be to surround ourselves with friends who truly love us, whatever size we may be at that time. Our talks do not focus on diets or weight but on family, current experiences, and future hopes. It is just what the doctor ordered when needing a dose of friendliness and unconditional acceptance. I am on my road to better health by losing weight and eating well but I have to remember that psychological health is just as important. Nurturing friendship is an important step to maintain and spread happiness. I will be trying harder to get myself out of bed on time Friday morning because my friends are important enough for that Herculean effort.