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That Famous NYE Song: My incorrect interpretation!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

*Blog title and post edited since some helpful sparkpeople helped me understand what the song meant :). Oops

Still those thoughts pop into my my mind some days more than others of "Hey, whatever happened to my old pals cookie and brownie?! They were so sweet! I enjoyed their company immensely. They brought me comfort. Maybe I should bring them back into my life for a reunion over coffee!!" Then I thought of my incorrect interpretation of that NYE song that has the lyric "should old acquiescence be forgot and never brought to mind" (or to mouth). I take it at face value..literally and figuratively. Fuh-get-about those "friends" cookie and brownie...for good!

Cookie and brownie seemed sweet and comforting and too often I remember them fondly. Then I have to remind myself how these "friends" made me feel beyond our first few minutes together. They gently wooed me down a path of addiction and helped me ignore that my weight kept increasing. They made me feel sick, embarrassed and ashamed. While they seemed sweet on the surface, they did not nourish or enrich my life in any way. They were bad for me and bad for my well being.

I still don't actually know what the "Auld Lang Syne" song means, but cookie and brownie are old acquaintances I hope to truly forget and never bring to mind! Luckily I am surrounded by "friends" who truly nourish me and contribute to my well being like broccoli, legumes, cauliflower, blueberries, apples, avocado, flaxseed, chia, brussel Sprouts, fish, nuts (everyone needs some nutty friends), lean meats, brown rice, quinoa and so much more. I raise my glass to nourishment, health and well-being!

Best wishes for 2020! Cheers!! emoticon
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    Very creative way of looking at things!
    47 days ago
    49 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Happy Healthy New Year!
    49 days ago
    For me it's the salty, crunchy eats. I've been working on eliminating toxic things from my life, but it's mainly the human kind that pollute my life.

    It's a blessing that you've found new friends. Your new friends have done wonders for your smile, your attitude, and your general outlook on life. That's what friends do.

    Enjoy 2020 with your new friends, even the nutty ones. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    49 days ago
    Good for you! I've found that the more I stay away from sweets, the less I care about them. Actually, I'm lucky enough to be one of those people who can live without desserts of any kind but I do like to indulge every now and then. My husband, on the other hand, seems to think he needs at least one cookie after every meal and a couple - with ice cream - as an evening snack. We had a package of Oreo's a few weeks back and one day he said "That package didn't last long, you must have been eating them". Nope - I don't even like Oreo's!!! So now he's trying to be more mindful of how many he takes.

    Good for you for saying goodbye to cookie and brownie.
    50 days ago
    emoticon cute blog hugs and happy new year
    50 days ago
    Hmmmm...totally emoticon

    May 2020 be one of your very best EVER!
    50 days ago
    "Auld Lang Syne" roughly translates to "for old times' sake" and the song is about honoring one's friends and reminiscing about the year that's gone by. emoticon emoticon
    50 days ago
    I like your new song a lot better!

    Happy New Year!!!!

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    50 days ago
    Ah yes, doing away w/toxic relationships, right!

    Happy, healthy, wonderful New Year!
    50 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2020 11:36:50 AM
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