Welcome to Wide Open Wednesday! This – and every – Wednesday, I will write about something that is interesting to me outside the kitchen. I may share an article, a quote, a question, an experience, a highlight, a low moment or whatever else inspires me to put fingers-to-keyboard. It’s pretty much wide open.
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Life teaches us lessons. But we don’t always do a good job remembering them. Here’s a list of some of the things I know and seem to forget – or chose to ignore.
I know happiness is a way of traveling, not a destination — but I still occasionally focus too much on getting there.
I know I should give my dog a bath more often — but I don’t because I like his little doggie smell.
I know that productivity experts say you should not check e-mail first thing in the morning – but the very first thing I do when I arrive at work is check my e-mail.
I know clothes are not that significant in the scheme of life – but I really feel like having a cute outfit for a party is important.
I know that eating Paleo foods is a good investment in my health – but I occasionally get so flabbergasted by our grocery bills that I seriously wonder if we should start eating rice again.
I know that when someone is rude, it’s usually about them, not me – but sometimes I take it personally.
I know Facebook is a dangerous time suck – but I really do like to know that a girl I never talked to in high school celebrated her two year old’s birthday with a homemade Cookie Monster cake.
I know I shouldn’t care when I can’t lift a given weight on a particular day – but sometimes I do.
I know I should get more sleep — but I don’t because I want to do more with my days than commute, work and eat.
I know I would look cuter if I worked out in Lululemon gear – but I just can’t plunk down the credit card for $90 tights.
I know I should make sure all my dairy comes from organic, grass-fed cows – but I regularly drink the generic cream from King Soopers at work.
I know if I ever got everything on my to-do list done, I’d be bored – but that doesn’t stop me from trying.
Your turn. What do you know and forget — or chose to ignore?