we come up with a lot of creative analogies in our house.
#1: because i'm a deep thinker
#2: because j is quick-witted
today's post is an analogy about the "happy meal"...
(this all derived from a very "heated" walk on the treadmill this morning)...*wink*
i think it's pretty safe to say most of us have eaten a happy meal.
and if we haven't eaten one, we've purchased one for someone else to consume.
it's REALLY convenient.
& it's satisfying...
to an extent...
is it the BEST choice?
is it a HEALTHY choice?
but we do it anyway.
and that's what has me so fired up this morning.
how many of us indulge in "happy meals"?
not the "actual" happy meals from the golden arches...
i'm referring to the "happy meals" of life...
- settling for less.
- expecting less.
- accepting the status quo.
- choosing the path of least resistance.
- giving up on our dreams
- losing hope.
filling ourselves with those "happy meals" leave us feeling...
& even starving.
bottom line is this.
why don't we hold out for the "real meal"?
the meal that has unsurpassed quality.
the meal using the freshest ingredients.
the one that satisfies every nutritional requirement.
the meal you walk away from nourished, satisfied, inspired & enlightened by.
the meal you can't stop talking about for months.
you know the meal i'm talking about.
the definition of a "real meal" is different for all of us.
but the craving is universal.
isn't it time we expect more for ourselves?
do we all need a visual here?
let me help you...
settling on the "happy meals" of life would be like:
...instead of these
or driving this...
instead of this...
okay...so maybe the "tricked-out" hello kitty bug isn't your thing...
but you get what i'm saying?
if you've pushed some of your dreams to the side & thought:
"it's too late"
"i'm not good enough"
"i don't deserve that"
"this is just how things are"
forget it people!
you are important enough to be treated to a gourmet meal.
stop going through the drive-thrus!
fill yourself up with wholesome goodness by following your dreams.
put the "happy meal" down and step away from the car!
& put your hands in the air...
and then seize the day...
because every day is an opportunity.
an opportunity to better ourself.
stop making excuses.
stop with the "should haves".
replace your paper napkins with cloth...
your plastic utensils with silver...
i'm tired of the happy meals...
it's time for some gourmet cuisine...
Keeping It Real
i post things like this to motivate and inspire MYSELF...
i'm really talking to MYSELF...
so if anyone else benefits from it - then it's just the icing on the cake! *wink*
and if some of you are wondering, "where did this come from?"...
we'll be back to regularly scheduled posts...