On the drive to the party, I had made a vow that I was not going to overeat, and challenged myself to make great food choices. Goal accomplished. Instead of eating everything in sight I was selective. Instead of focusing on the food, I focused on the people present and the conversation. It wasn't that I didn't eat. I did. But I didn't overeat, and for that I am patting myself on the back.
On to great thing No. 2: Every weekend, I walk on the beach with my friend, Ann, something we have been doing for about four years. What I find curious is that I have lived in Fairfield County for four decades, and until Ann suggested we take our mall walks to the beach, it had never occurred to me. Our annual vacations to Hilton Head include daily walks on the beach, but I never thought to extend those walks throughout the year.
On may way home from my Sunday walk I had another aha moment, wondering why I ignore Fairfield beach during the week? The beach is always there. I'm the one who is missing. So this morning, I set the alarm for 5:15, and Jack and I walked the beach. It was empty, except for the seagulls and beached horseshoe crabs.
It just doesn't get any better. And what a glorious way to start the day!