Navigating A Holy-Day…

Y’all… it’s Easter weekend and whether you celebrate the holiday for the religious purpose or the freaktastically huge-mongous walking on hind legs full grown man dressed as a bunny purpose, there will be food.  Food,  more food, candy, more candy, chocolate… excuse you… leave chocolate out of this… it is a perfectly acceptable member of the sane people food group!  I will be eating candy this weekend.  There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  I’m not going to tell myself I’m not because that type of restriction talk brings on the inevitable stubbornitis… and stubbornitis basically is a disease where because I want to rebel against the YOU CAN’T HAVE THIS mantra, I immediately eat the whole witch’s house from Hansel and Gretel topped with the entire factory from Charlie Sheen and the Chocolate Factory.  So, I’ll allow myself Easter candy… and still lose weight in the process.

Easter as a kid included Easter egg hunts…  I was the kid who never got any eggs because I was too nice to fight for them… pretty sure that was before I had discovered the mindnumbingly hallucinogenic powers of the cocoa bean.  I was content sitting back watching everyone else fill up their basket while mine remained empty… I was polite and shy and well mannered and always looking out for the younger kids… and in the process I got walked all over!  No more… this year I aim to get what I want… even if I have to pull some hair and elbow some guts in the process (and that’s just in the 8 and under group)!  What do I want this year?  A life… and I’ll be fighting for that until the freaktastically huge-mongous overgrown man in a bunny costume realizes he looks ridiculous and gets a job dressing as a college basketball mascot.  Somewhere between those childhood Easter egg hunts where I spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself with an empty basket and today, I found that bit of fire I’d been missing.  That go get it, fill-up-my-basket attitude… or maybe it was there all along hiding amongst the deviled eggs and glazed hams of the holy-day.  GO GET YOURS!! 

“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want”
~ Richard Koch 

Question of the Day:  What do you want most in life right now?

Note:  Have a great holy-day weekend friends!  Enjoy yourselves and report back on Monday.  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do in prison.   


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13 responses to “Navigating A Holy-Day…

  1. Jen

    Great posting. I loved it! What I want most in life? I want lots of things. But to sum it all up, peace and happiness.

  2. Avster

    Forget the bunny and bring out the chicks!

    What I want most… hmm…. my questions to be clearly answered…

  3. Louisa a.k.a. ProudMomOfTwo

    Question of the Day: What do you want most in life right now?

    I am on a weight loss journey that is 4-fold really.
    It is making me address some issues & feelings that I have been stuffing down for several yrs.
    I think right now, what I want most is :
    MORE energy
    MORE positive attitude
    MORE confidence
    MORE faith
    MORE support & encouragement
    MORE creativity when it comes to my healthy eating choices and new habits

    I am getting all these things but I think MORE would help me in my ultimate goal and maintaining it.

    Matthew 28:7
    And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: see, I have told you.

    • Absolutely, Louisa. This journey should be a package deal… getting rid of the weight without the emotional and mental part of it won’t work! You’re going about it the right way!

  4. cl2

    I’m not going to say what I want most in life right now–life is pretty complex at the moment.

    I, too, will be imbibing in sugar at least today. I always indulge on pay day. Can’t seem to help myself! Where is this pizza place anyway? Maybe I’ll try it.

    Chuck A Rama was okay. Believe it or not, my favorite thing on the buffet was the tuna bake! (But I love tuna.) BUT the noodles weren’t soggy. How often does that happen on a buffet? Even my ex liked it. Golden Corral has more variety and costs the same. Chuck A Rama has a better atmosphere–you don’t feel like everyone is watching you eat.

    AND I was going to mention–isn’t raspberry vinagrette (spelling) the best thing to ever happen to dieters? I LOVE the stuff. I was thinking before I got to that part of your previous post that I needed to tell you about that wonderful stuff. My favorite from the grocery store is Ken’s Steakhouse Lite. It is least expensive at Wal-Mart.

    Me–for Easter–I LOVE PEEPS. I know, sick isn’t it! I even have a T-shirt with Peeps on it and I have a “stuffed” peep that I hang from my rearview mirror. They are better after sitting out overnight and hardening a little!

    Have a great weekend. (I’ll be working!)

    • HA!! Funny you should say you love Peeps, Colleen… the poster a couple above you (Avster) is a Peeps fanatic! She has quite the collection of Peeps stuff!

      Thanks for the tip on the Ken’s raspberry vinagrette! I will have to check it out! It’s hard to find a good tasting one!

      The Pizza Place is in the same shopping mall thinger that Cafe Rio is… Behind where Ruby Tuesday’s used to be.

  5. Dessa Wade

    I remember those easter egg hunt days of the past and you were always too nice to everyone to get in there and find the eggs. Even if you did find an egg, you’d feel sorry for the kid next to you so you’d give it to him. That’s one of the beautiful things about you Whit! I guess we could have an easter egg hunt but not invite anyone else!
    The “what you want most in life” question is a big one and hard to answer but I’d probably say love and harmony in our family since the family is my most prized possession.

  6. Samerah

    What I want most right now is some clarity about what the bloody h*ll I want. Because I don’t know. I know what I’m supposed to want but that isn’t quite the same thing. Feels too much like the path of least resistance because it didn’t come from me, it came from other peoples expectations of me.

    So I’ll go with the vague: I want to continue to be able to do the things that I want to do. I want the resources, internal and external, to make concrete life decisions and act on them. I also would love to develop a greater capacity for gratefulness. I whine too much and I’m too hard on myself and others. I want to be able to let more things go. I’ve got it DARN good and I appreciate it too little.

    Thanks for asking! 🙂

    • Samerah… I hear you about the pressure of other people’s expectations. It’s a huge burden and one that needs to be shed because in the end, you should do what makes you happy. Your life… your decisions… but it’s a dang tough road to figure out what you want.

  7. Ally

    Well, what I want most right now is to go back to work on Monday feeling refreshed from my weeks vacation. I refused to worry about work while I was away. I just hope I am happier with my job on Monday than I was a week ago when I left. This may sound strange, but I have been thinking of making a change lately. I am nervous about it and I am hoping I just needed a break and everything will be fresh and good when I get back.

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