Habits

You know, it’s been difficult to get in the habit of writing here often. I love to write but I’m not always inspired to do so and part of the point of this blog was to get myself in the habit of writing, even when I’m not in the mood. Not going as well as I had hoped but then, new habits aren’t always easy. Breaking old ones is even harder.

Lately, I’ve been trying to break the habit of negative thinking. I’m not silly enough to think I’ll get to a point where I’ll never have another negative thought but negative thoughts outnumber positive ones and I’d like to change that. I think I’d be happier and less of my hair would fall out. While I’ve been working on this, I’ve noticed how easy it is to fall into the negative thinking of others. It’s so, so easy to let that kind of thinking take you over and I think it makes for a lot of unhappiness. I’ve also noticed how very contagious a smile can be. I’ve waited on customers who seem to be in a somewhat stressed out mood and at the end, I’ve looked them in the eyes and smiled and watched as they realized someone was genuinely smiling at them and so they can’t help but smile also. They leave with that smile still lingering on their lips and their heads held just a little bit higher than when they came in. Smiles are truly contagious. But so are frowns. I don’t want to be one of those people spreading around frowns. So I work at it and work at it. I allow myself to fail and then work even harder. I know one day, I’ll get it down. It’ll be a habit. A good one.

Shut up and drink your Jesus

First off, let me start by saying that anyone who has found this blog by searching for “Jesus” is going to be soooo disappointed. And possibly offended. You may even find yourself wanting to pray for me. Please don’t. While I appreciate that you really feel you’re doing something good, I feel that Jesus has a sense of humor so I’m good here. So if you’re offended by the title and not intrigued, move along. Not the blog for you. I was about to say sorry but I’m really not.

Next, I had a nasty cold recently, which is why there has been so little out of me. I cured it, for the most part, with lots of garlic and vitamin C. I seemed to have let it take a bit of a hold again by having a weekend of fun and alcohol. I had a two-day hangover and today I feel more stuffed up. Or maybe I would have anyway, even without the fun and alcohol. It turns out alcoholic beverages do wonders for making your cold feel like it’s all gone and that’s great. In moderation. Moderation went out the window.

The point of this blog entry, though, is an article I found on coffee this morning. I love articles like these because they support my habit of coffee. They turn it from a “bad habit” into something good. In fact, I may even add one more cup to my daily intake. Maybe. The studies that have been going on, finding correlations between coffee intake and reduced risk of certain diseases is, in my world, the most fantastic things ever. I find these articles more and more lately and there’s nothing better than to be able to say, “See? My addiction is good!” (If it’s good, can it still be called an addiction?) Things I’ve read that coffee can help reduce the risk of: early onset Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, colon cancer, certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and depression. There’s even been a study that seems to have found that coffee can actually help prolong your life. Next they’ll say it can cure death. Coffee will cure disease and raise the dead. Like Jesus. A big, warm, tasty cup of Jesus. Of course, there’s always the chance that coffee will actually be the cause of the Zombie Apocalypse. I hope everyone has their zombie plan ready, just in case.

I just had an entire different paragraph here but I’ve decided to save it for a future blog entry. Don’t want to run out of material. On that note, time to clean up the mess from making coffee. Until next time.