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.