Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (Day 313)
Relaxing Music for the week: Brother to the Wind: Deuter (10:19) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5f4k3Jk-4U
Question: How do you feel about eating meat?
Answer: Although I do eat meat, I don’t eat a lot of it. I’m more of a pasta guy. Growing up, my dad was a BIG meat-eater! Our dinners consisted of a meat, a starch, and a vegetable. I must say, my favorite day was always Thursdays and Fridays, because we would have spaghetti with meatballs on Thursdays and hamburgers on Fridays. And sometimes on Saturdays, we would eat hot dogs, which was always a treat because my dad cooked them exactly like I love them – a little burnt on the outside, somewhat tender on the inside. I do eat ground chicken and ground turkey (as opposed to ground beef) to make chili and burgers, so that’s one of my more recent changes. To be honest, there isn’t much I have to say about this prompt.
It’s always funny to see what articles pop up in my feed in the mornings. Today, an article about the valued self really struck a chord with me, because I believe that’s one of the things missing in people today. Instead of being led by the things that matter most to the self and to others, people are focused on comparisons and judgment – myself included, at times. For example, I used to really get perturbed when I would read something on our campus weekly when someone in student success gets UNCG acclaim for something we’ve been doing in Life Design Catalyst work for years. Nowadays, I just let it go, knowing that I have something bigger and better in mind. Before I go further, here’s the article:
- The Courage to Enter Our Most Valued Self – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfilling-our-highest-possibility/202111/the-courage-enter-our-most-valued-self
The three traits that the author finds most valuable in living a valued life are: integrity, courage, and perseverance. Yes, yes, and yes. If you have 2-3 minutes, check out the article; it’s a quick read. And if you have any thoughts, please share in the comments.