Dim Sum Friday
I love having bits of this and that to eat! It's like going to a Dim Sum restaurant and discovering what's on the carts! I love all those choices.
I have been an appetizer fan ever since my father used to bring my sister and me hors d'ouevres from the parties he and my mom went to. I would pop out of bed when they came home to see what he had brought! My favorites were the little bar-be-qued hotdogs,deviled eggs and cheese squares! I still like deviled eggs and cheese to this day.
So this is an assortment of thoughts...bon appetite!
Be Here Now
You are out to dinner with a friend. The cell phone is on the table. The friend glances at it frequently. Now they are taking a call. Now they are talking. Now they are still talking. Finally, they hang up and keep glancing at the phone. You ask if here is an emergency or some other problem? Nope. Just addicted to the phone.
When I've told people I know, that I find having to compete with their cell phones annoying, they give me an amazing amount of excuses as to why they and others do it, including having attention deficit disorder or needing to be in touch with ALL of their friends ALL of the time. Really? How do YOU feel about that Dear Reader?
On the Bright Side
I mentioned before that I have declared this year to be the best year of my life. I did this once before and it truly was the BEST year of my life when I looked back on it. I also looked back on the year after that and discovered it was pretty darn good too! But setting an intention to make this the best year makes me more conscious of how good my life is right here and now.
When I woke up this morning I asked myself "What work do I need to do this morning?" My energy went down. Then I asked myself "What do I need to do that would bring me joy as I did it?" Writing this note to you, Dear Readers was the answer. So here I am, enjoying communicating with you.
Back to Be Here Now
Part of making this the best year of my life is being fully present to each moment. Wherever I am, whatever I am doing, being fully into it. Sometimes I say to myself "This is as good as it gets!!" And it brings me into the sweetness of that particular moment. Compare that to saying "Geez Loueez, I wish this were over so I could do something else". When we do that we are setting ourselves up to experience unhappiness. I like "This is as good as it gets". It makes me happy. What about you Dear Reader?
Off I Go
That's it for now. The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.
Carpe Diem, Mes Amis!! Pamelagrace...signing off from the road to immeasurable happiness!!