This is the most interesting and meaningful Blog I've ever read on SP. I joined the Slowest Losers Team today because of him and hope to incorporate this kind of thinking into my life. I see myself doing what he has described...too focused on the goals of the journey and therefore not enjoying the ride.
This'll be short and sweet today and I'm copying the GOALS set yesterday:
GOALS FOR TODAY:
Track and Post
Walk at least 2.5 miles in the morning...DONE
Get to the Gym for Strength Work
Get the beds changed and laundry done
Pack for an overnight
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Sit in the Living Room and watch TV and ROOT for the Boston Bruins...this will prevent Peter's having to come in to announce every score and play and , and, and! Yes, we are from Massachusetts and apparently we MUST care about the Bruins and the Red Sox, however, we don't seem to care at all about the Celtics?? Funny, huh?
Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up on that morning.
I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my husband would be pleasant and say,
'Happy Birthday!', and possibly have a small present for me.
As it turned out, he barely said good morning, let alone 'Happy Birthday.'
I thought... Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids... They will remember.
My kids came bounding down stairs to breakfast and didn't say a word... So when I left for the office, I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent.
As I walked into my office, my handsome Boss Rick, said, 'Good Morning, lady,
and by the way Happy Birthday!'
It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.
I worked until one o'clock, when Rick knocked on my door and said, 'You know,
it's such a beautiful day outside, and it is your Birthday, what do you say we go out to lunch, just you and me...'I said, 'Thanks, Rick, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day. Let's go!'
We went to lunch. But we didn't go where we normally would go. He chose instead a quiet bistro with a private table. We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.
On the way back to the office, Rick said, 'You know, It's such a beautiful day...
We don't need to go straight back to the office, do we?' I responded, 'I guess not.
What do you have in mind?'
He said, 'Let's drop by my place, it's just around the corner.'
After arriving at his house, Rick turned to me and said, If you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I'll be right back.'
'Ok.' I nervously replied.
He went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, he came out carrying a huge birthday cake... followed by my husband, my kids, and dozens of my friends
and co-workers, all singing 'Happy Birthday'.
And I just sat there...
On the couch...