Okay, back to the story…….
Clouds were beginning to roll in, so I figured I’d head home and grab some dinner along the way. It did start raining as I drove home, so I probably made a good decision. I was hungry for some Chinese, so I hit Panda Express on the way.
There was a pretty long line at the drive thru, so I went inside. A mask was required, so I obliged and headed inside for my food. I walked out, removed my mask and placed my food and my purse in my car. I wasn’t paying much attention to anything around me when a car pulls up behind me and I hear “I love your hat!”. A woman, alone in her car, wearing a mask, said this to me. I turned around, grinning from ear to ear and told her she made my day. She then told me “You look like a model!”.
She certainly did not have to say this to me. It wasn’t like it was easy for her to do so. She was in her car, she had to pull over and roll down her window. Yet this angel, in a mask, made the effort to say a few things and take a moment out of her day and make me feel, if even for a moment, like to most beautiful woman in the world!
And THAT is exactly why I go out, why I proudly hold my head up high and spend all the time on my presentation. Because I did look, on this day, maybe only in that moment, like a model!
So the end result of my struggles are two things, both seemingly counterproductive. I run, a lot! And I drink, a lot. I am not eating that well, not necessarily eating things that are unhealthy, just not eating until dinner (when, believe me, I eat plenty). Most mornings I wake up feeling like crap (not sleeping well either), which has factored into my low early appetite. I know this has been difficult for everyone, everywhere and I have no reason to complain. But I do like sharing and I do like getting things off of my chest, like this. It helps. We’ll talk more about feelings the balance of the week.
We will be introducing a new idea tomorrow. Please stay tuned!