Losing It

You've got to get lost to get found


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Vain Vanity

My colleague searches through the tea bags, looking at them one by one, until she reluctantly settles on green tea. “I don’t want to drink too much tea. It turns your teeth brown.” She explains with a sigh. I sift through the tea bags and offer her a mango and apricot tea bag, but she scrunches her face up in disgust. I’m not even sure it is a herbal tea. It might just be apricot- and mango-flavored tea. I look at my own tea habit. I drink a lot of green tea – because it’s good for you, right? It detoxes you and is loaded in anti-oxidants and helps with weightloss… but it turns your teeth brown. I consider giving up tea. Water would be better.

Then I stop myself.

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I Change and the World Changes – or the World Changes and I Change?

I often use the quote “I change and the world changes” to remind myself that I have power over my own happiness. The dark gloomy world around me seems that way because of the lenses that I use to see it through. By switching my lenses, I change my view, i.e., my world, making the dark rain clouds go poof and the sun shine through.

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A Formula for Success

I’m currently training for my first marathon. I have a training plan that I follow. The idea is that if I follow this plan to the letter, I will be able to run a marathon. Of course, I haven’t read the fine print that absolves the plan creator of any responsibility for my potential failure. The plan says that it is a marathon training plan and is even called “Marathon Training Program” or something like that. This is enough for me to believe that by respecting it, I will be able to run a marathon.

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