Let’s just start with this:
I am so grateful for the sun today. After 3 rainy, dreary days, my mood and energy level were suffering.
Today I am grateful for the sun.
At any rate, whenever there are days that are dark and forlorn, I tend to do a lot of thinking.
Sometimes not so much.
Lucky you. Should you choose, you can read both.
We’ll start with the ‘not so much’.
I’ve been thinking about my kitchen sink.
(Hardly earth shattering, but it’s been on my mind.)
My sink at my old house had three sections.
One for washing. One for drying. And I even had a little section just for the garbage disposal.
It was the perfect system.
My new sink only has one section.
Garbage disposal? Nope. We are country dwellers now.
I’ve remedied this by purchasing a composting pail and researching the living daylights out of composting. (Any additional advice would be welcomed.)
And no section for drying.
So I purchased a drying mat and rack,
So I am trying. I really am.
But where do I drain my noodles when I’m washing dishes?
I’ve been thinking about words.
What if you tweeted something when you were young and ‘not so smart’ that was offensive to others? I’m thinking about Kyler Murray who just won the Heisman. I’m thinking about Kevin Hart who was slated to host the Academy Awards. Is it enough to accept responsibility and apologize? How long should your words and actions be held against you? Does age get you off the hook? How about your position?
I’m all for consequences.
But at what point do we need to move on and let others move on?
And what about the words of Baby It’s Cold Outside? How are you feeling about that?
Valid? Too much?
Words have power. Need to be thoughtful about how we choose to use them.
I’ve been thinking (and doing a lot of reading) about the diet culture we live in.
As a society, we are sending the message that outward appearance is representative of health. It seems that wherever you look, you are bombarded with advice about how to lose weight and get fit. And this seems to be especially true during the holiday season. You can freeze your fat. You can get your fat sucked out. You can inject yourself with hCG, the pregnancy hormone. You can restrict calories. You can exercise excessively. You can avoid carbohydrates.
None of which sound particularly healthy to me.
We accept bad nutrition advice from a world focused on weight.
And many times we accept information from people who are not qualified to give such advice.
I’ve been thinking a lot about religion.
We continue to church shop. And as a result, I’ve been exploring the beliefs of different denominations, including the two I have identified with for all of my life (Methodist and Lutheran).
It’s been very eyeopening…
Denominations having differing beliefs, but everybody supports their stance with scripture. Using the same Bible.
Take yoga, for instance. Methodists hold yoga classes in church basements, while Lutherans need to take heed of the dangers of yoga.
You bet I’m confused.
And finally, thankfully, I’ve been thinking about all the people who are out there doing good deeds.
People, who when asked why they did something, respond with because it was the right thing to do.
The man on the plane giving up his first class seat to the mom traveling with her baby.
Celebrities paying of layaways at their local Walmart.
The woman who donated her kidney to her ailing neighbor.
Twitter users calling out the trolls on other peoples’ accounts.
So thankful for all the good people out there.