Food for Thought

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I dislike certain dairy products. The creamy texture, the bitter taste, just not my thing. I don’t even really like cheese — please don’t hate me. I think it’s gross. Thus, I often have to request special food when eating out.

Here’s a true story:

I’m at IHOP’s with and friend and I order a Grand Slam breakfast meal with no butter on the pancakes. Now, I know in my heart, it doesn’t matter whether I make this request or not, human error prepares me for there to be a scoop of butter on my pancakes. We do facts only here. Thank you, and please continue reading…

When the meal is delivered, sure enough, butter on the pancakes. I can easily just remove the scoop onto my napkin. But no, this time my friend threw the waitress under the buss saying, “Excuse me, she said she didn’t want butter.” My libra self would rather diffuse the situation, and keep things positive; My friend would not let this mistake slide.

The food gets sent back and returned without butter.

Nope, they just flipped over the same pancake with a scoop of butter removed from the center. Again, I have no problem eating this meal. I prefer not to waste food and I’m rather hungry at this point as I patiently watched my friend enjoy his food in the interim. He chimes in elevating the situation and demands new pancakes.

I will agree, lazy service is unwanted service and should not be tolerated. However, at what point should we accept our circumstances and simply move forward? I keep going back and forth with this complex question. How do we become better human beings?

Same thing goes for my own name. For example, Jenevieve is not a common American name. Genevieve is a name that is heard and said more often, and it is not mine. At what point do I care whether or not someone wants to get to know who I really am? Do I take the time to explain the distinction or save my energy and face the fact that my name is not easy to pronounce?

Another thing I intend on understanding further is when I hear people say, “I could never do that.” For me, I prefer to think, “I could absolutely do that, I just don’t want to try that.” Why don’t we build ourselves up instead? Why don’t we challenge our thoughts and prove how we could actually do anything we put our minds to? It sounds to me that we need more help understanding that we could never live life of great potential while seeing beauty all around us, without thinking we that we can first. Like we’re torn between lifestyle choice, and way of natural moral human rights.

You ever started a movement before? Me either, let’s do this! You ready?

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More space for transformation

• Ocean waves

• Friendly faces

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What do you deny?

For me, struggles with denial come the fact that I actually make myself believe that I don’t care as much as I really do. Almost as if I can’t express feelings. Bad habit of mine I use as a defense mechanism on the regular.

What would make today great?

If I could visit a local market and sample authentic South African cuisines.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release my denial and lies I tell to myself. Accept who I am, remember the only person who chooses my attitude is me, and move on.

Day 5: REST DAY

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got the chance to attend the Rocking the Daisies Festival for the first time.

2. I connected with a number of beautiful souls in the crowd.

3. I’m learning the art of patience.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to make a new recipe or taken a cooking class from a chef.

PM Meditation:

Embrace local products and plant-based food for meal prep over the course of the weekend.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to explore somewhere new.

Yo! Catch up with me tomorrow. I will most likely be experiencing some jet lag and birthday festivities to delay my posts, so please be patient. I’m going to try to be better!

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