Two Thoughts in my head today

2013-07-02 16.30.07.jpgThought #1 – Life seems to be all about change and in my life I have initiated many new interests or employment in September, I guess that is when I am open to new challenges. Do you have a time of year when you take a plunge and investigate something different for your improvement or entertainment?

If you want to leap from your routine, you need to break your routine.  What would you  like to change or improve?

September is a great time to try something new and different. I  always recommend visiting a Toastmasters Club near you – you can visit as a guest for free to see what it is all about. Click for more information here What’s in Toastmasters for you? 

Is there a club near you? Check by clicking HERE. The hardest part is getting started. I have heard it said that a Challenge once started, is a challenge 50% completed.  Starting is the hardest part, I have to overcome my personal inertia and then just keep the ball rolling.

Embrace a challenge for six months, I would love to hear what you are going to do and then hear back from you in six months. 🙂

sweet 8It seems that way with writing posts also. I sit down to write and then I am not going to stop even if I veer off in a totally different direction, which I did today and now that is a lead-in to my other thought.

My 2nd thought —-This post was initially going to be about a saying I heard talking to my Uncle K yesterday.  The saying was “Eat dessert first“.

I rolled this over in my mind and realized that most of my life I have missed dessert, and done so deliberately.  I was out to lunch with a friend and they all ordered dessert and it seemed so natural to them that you include dessert when you go out. I guess I always look at dessert for special occasions only, but today is a special occasion – it will never be repeated and tomorrow is unpredictable.

The saying “Eat dessert first” is probably from the attitude that life is short, don’t miss out on the best part (i.e. dessert).

At some point, I believe practicality needs to be set aside. 

There is  a time to gradually change a lifetime of depriving yourself of whatever your dessert means to you.

There is a time to avoid regrets and say yes to yourself, fighting that lifetime of being practical and frugal, or just loosen the chains a tad. Dessert means different things to people and how you define dessert is up to you; that dessert could be a travel bucket list destination or new car or learning to ride a unicycle; or it could be a lake swim in the rain. Enjoy your life while you are able.

Here is an expression for you – Fill your boots! 

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what rain?



About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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12 Responses to Two Thoughts in my head today

  1. reflections here :)) Thank you for the insights! I hope you enjoy all the fall beauty that surrounds you. It’s just starting to turn fall here in our Sunny Southern California Mountains, and the sunset tonight had giant rays shooting out from behind the clouds. Take care :)) Dawn :))

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Dawn, Evenings here are very peaceful and filled with crickets symphony. I normally enjoy the evenings cool air by ebike and soar through the silent streets. Unfortunately I am fighting pneumonia and my tranplant immune suppressants have made progress very slow therefore I have wait until i am feeling better. Some summer i would like to visit the Carpinteria region again, the sunsets there were awesome.

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      • So sorry to hear you are unwell. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

        p.s. I grew up with Christian Science, and have had many healings — you might want to check into the philosophy. Many wonderful testimonies exist :)) Best to you :))

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  2. Eat dessert first is my new mantra😍


  3. Hello there. Your final sentence in this essay says it all. Everyone has a finite number of days.

    Neil S.

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  4. ken folstad says:

    Fill your boots, I like it!

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  5. Dalo 2013 says:

    Such a great post. The analogy of “Eat dessert first” is a good one, and I am someone who tends to put off dessert to the very end. Part to give me incentive to finish what needs to be done, and part to be able to enjoy without anything ahead 🙂 But I think you are right, every now and then we need to make dinner ‘dessert’ and take what ever comes after 🙂

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      It is obvious that you gave the idea some thought. I appreciate that. What I’m talking about really is enjoying travel, visits with special people now and not putting off these things for the end of your life but instead making sure you get your dessert in life by doing those things now and now assuming you will be able to later.


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