Last night we ate at Red Robin, a favorite place of ours to grab a burger. Don’t bash me for eating at a chain. They make pretty damn good burgers. Normally, I get the Banzai burger which has teriyaki sauce and pineapple on it. I never change my mind. When it comes to eating out, I know what I like and I stick with it, including eating at the same restaurants. Call me boring. Go ahead. I’ll still get the same food every time because I know it’s good. (which is odd considering I am willing and adventurous to try any food at least once…who knows how my mind works. If you figure it out, let me know.) But something got into me last night. I decided to branch out into the unknown. Drum roll please…..da dum, da dum, da dum, da dum….I was going to try a new burger! I know…it’s the little things that excite me.
Mindfulness has been on my mind lately (ha, ha). I talked about it in my last post here as one of the things I want from Christmas. But it’s not just something I want from Christmas, it’s something I want all the time. It is a state of active, open attention on the present. When I’m mindful, I observe my thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting my life pass me by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
My girlfriend, Inge, is a chocolate junkie. I can always tell when she’s stressed because there’s a little mountain of foil wrappers next to her on the couch. Cake is her crack. Brownies are her ‘lucy in the sky with diamonds.”