Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mina Grace

My granddaughter loves to plan ahead. She's always announcing things to do "toomayo", her unique pronunciation of tomorrow.

I was lucky enough to spend 10 days with her recently and nary a day went by that she didn't announce several things she planned to do "toomayo", tomorrow.

That got me thinking how often we judge putting things off until tomorrow as a slacker's way, procrastinating, mimicking Scarlet O'Hara. Yet, it can be a positive, optimistic way of planning ahead, looking forward to future accomplishments, or future rewards.

All this heavy, mental rumination was sparked by someones mention of a New Year's resolution!
And can you guess what that was? Un-huh, going on a diet!
By now, one would think that everyone knows: DIETS DON'T WORK!

What is important is adopting a healthier lifestyle. Even those among us who are aware and who think we are doing well can still find ways to improve on how we treat our bodies by what we put in our mouths.

With a new year upon us, what better time to take stock, to explore new avenues, to make some of the changes we've put off and to start today, then toomayo might find us slimmer, healthier and a wee bit wiser.