Your painting tools need to be the best tools possible for painting a room. You should gather them up, check them out and replace them when necessary. Taking stock of one’s tools is important. You wouldn’t want to spend forty dollars on a gallon of paint and then try to paint the room with a craft paint brush? That would be silly. It is the same with all things - use the right tool for the right job.
For the first time in forty four years of life, I have figured out why I could never stick with a diet or make my health a priority. Without health you waste a lot of time sick and in bed. You miss out on your life. You only have one and it is this life or rather my life that concerns me.
I went by an older man walking with his wife. They were both using canes and he looked at me and then said, “Getting older is terrible.” I felt sad to hear him say that. Getting older shouldn’t be terrible it should be a time of greater understanding and peace. After all you’ve had years to figure some stuff out, right? The memories should bring you joy and each day should be an opportunity to make a new memory.
So what did I figure out today? That it is more important for me to regain my health, live healthfully and make as many good memories as I possibly can. How am I going to do this? Well that’s easy, I am going to use the right tool for the right job. My mind and its power to make good decisions that will improve my health. I am not going to think is terms of never again or I can’t have or any other negative because it’s too big a burden, it’s like painting a room with an eye shadow brush. The very thought impossible and ridiculous. I am going to think in terms of this minute, this hour or this day. It certainly seems more manageable this way.