During the time of coronavirus, Antonio decided that it was time for a haircut. He knew his hair styling salon was closed.
Christopher, his hairstylist for the last nine years, was now lacking a source of income. Antonio was a compassionate person, so he decided to find out how to get in touch with Christopher, to arrange for a haircut.
The date was made, and the haircut took place.
Christopher received a very handsome tip.
Sadly, Christopher was one of those who had a mild form of coronavirus. Though he demonstrated no symptoms, he was a carrier.
Antonio was not so lucky with his encounter with coronavirus.
The moral of the story is that during this work-from-home era, maybe it’s OK to let your hair grow out a bit.
Antonio’s photograph is a CGI composite of several humans, courtesy of thispersondoesnotexist.com. You can read about that amazing site on Tom’s Guide.
Sugar has been linked to diabetes and obesity, over and over. And yet we love it. I say, “we,” because I love a good chocolate bar or delicious cookie as much as anyone.
The Christmas holiday season (or Kwanzaa, if that’s your holiday) is filled with opportunities to enjoy all manner of sugary delights. At my office, a visit to the communal break room table provides many joy-filled moments throughout the month of December. Vendors gift us with a constant flow of fun treats.
It’s very hard to stop indulging.
But there is one thing I’ve found that cuts at least a little bit of sugar from my diet… no more juice at breakfast.
Instead, I drink ice water.
At first, I really missed my glass of orange juice. But after only a week, the pain was completely gone. Now water provides a refreshing contrast to my bowl of cereal with milk.
Give it a try! Before you say, “Forget this, I’m going back to juice,” do it for a week or two to see if you can break the juice habit.
A final benefit to this change is that it will save your budget a bit of change.
If we knew who the healthiest person in the world was, would we do everything they do?
We measure our health in the physical, mental and spiritual realms. If one person had all of those at the optimum levels, would we change our lives to mirror their choices?
We all have different definitions of pleasure and fulfillment. (And those are not the same – though they may overlap at times.) Our choice of pleasure or fulfillment may interfere with our optimal health.
Let me give some examples.
A selfless person finds fulfillment in serving others. They serve others to the point of physical and mental exhaustion and may die an early death. But they wouldn’t have it any other way. They die fulfilled.
Many of us enjoy a fine meal with several courses. But we know that when we’re finished, we have eaten more than our bodies needed and end up in an almost comatose state. Or we choose to ride a motorcycle, knowing ahead of time that it’s a dangerous choice but brings a great deal of pleasure.
It’s almost as if life is a video game. We know that if we make certain choices they will reduce our “life points,” but we’ll enjoy our journey more.
It’s OK to not be the healthiest person in the world. But remember that your choices effect those who love you too.