I Think, Therefore I Am
You are what you eat, and what you think, and read, and watch on TV, and listen to and meditate on.
And if all that is true, then you have a great responsibility – not only to yourself, but to those around you. Treat yourself with kindness, treat others with kindness, and you will get kindness in return. No, not ALL the time, but it’s a sight better than if you grump around and wallow in worry and scorn. Call it Karma, call it whatever you want. If you sow kindness – You. Will. Gather. Love.
Are you treating yourself to a sweet, juicy Honey Crisp apple or a Butterfinger candy bar? A lean slice of pork loin roast or a breaded and stuffed pork chop? Please, lean vs stuffed? Think about it!
Are you reading love stories and cursing your own husband’s supposed ineptitude as you sigh over make believe, made-up men? Or maybe grisly tales of murder and violence? Remember “The Secret Garden” and “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” or how about “Anne of Green Gables”? Where did our love of wonder and courage and adventure run off to?
Are you listening to Amy Winehouse whine about “Rehab” or to Sheryl Crow happily “Soak Up the Sun”?
What’s your favorite TV show? Is someone getting trashed or is someone conquering evil and saving the world?
You get the picture. All I ask is that you take a little time today and really pay attention to what you pay attention to.
“To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” -William Londen
Oh, and BTW, I think, therefore you are amazing!