Coffee Brews Thoughts.....and Changes
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I was struck with the thought hammer this morning and boy, did that hurt.
It happened as I was pouring a cup of coffee. It suddenly struck me that I have been doing this exact thing just about every morning for almost 30 years. I suddenly realized how odd this is -- it's something I engage in merely out of habit, because to be perfectly honest, I don't even like coffee that much. Amazing, huh? So that got me to thinking about other mundane things I do just out of habit. Of course, some of those things are quite necessary, like showering every morning and brushing my teeth. But others, like coffee drinking, only serve to highlight the mediocrity of day-to-day life.
Well, naturally one thought leads to another and what mine lead me to was this: My unhealthy eating habits are a result of falling into a rut, doing the same things over and over simply because it's what I've always done. I've accepted mediocrity -- and that is unacceptable.
I want to live more than a mundane life. I don't want to drown in the mediocrity of only living to earn a living, pay bills, and drink a beverage every day I'm not even particularly fond of. I don't want to settle for mediocrity in life or in dieting. Living life on purpose will require significant changes. So my mission, and I choose to accept it, is to find the key -- the key that turns mediocrity into extraordinary; ho-hum into ooh yeah; and twinkies into broccoli [that's quite some key, huh?!]
All I can say is look out world, JoJo's got her thinking cap on.
To be continued.......