We all scream for ice cream. YUM!
When I grew up we ate TV dinners for supper and were treated to ice cream and a just-reward for being a “such a good boy.”
Today, due to a Costco Pumpkin Pie hangover, I’m reflecting on moderation. Specifically, on my life in the context of the Eubie Blake/Mickey Mantle’s quote.
“If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
Here’s where I’ve landed in my thinking…
Moderation, the middle path, is the way to live life. But ain’t none of us getting out this alive. The axiom that tests moderation is cause no harm.
Before any action, ask yourself these two questions:
- “Will my actions harm another?”
- “Will my actions harm myself?”
Before answering the questions, consider the bigger context of the Universe. In this context, your life is nothing but a pimple on the ass of time.
So why not enhance our living with a little guilt-free happiness now and again…
- Pumpkin Pie?
- Some tasty red wine?
- A good ole, all-out, romp in the hay?
- Some meditation, journal writing, and quiet reflection?
- And some enthusiastic screaming for ice cream??
Imagine for a moment being on the other side reviewing this life. What will put a bigger smile on your face, screaming for ice cream with your friends, or your mundane worries?.
Learning mental control creates balance between your body and spirit. The balance happens by having your wants being almost the same as your needs.
Here’s Bobby McFerrin’s simple reminder about being happy:
Start getting happy!
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