Happy one month left of our one year journey lifers,
Before I start today’s post, I just want to say the Facebook forum will be up soon and I am still figuring out how to do it so I need a few days. But please continue to let me know if you want to be part of it =).
Today marks the official one month count down of our one year journey together.
So, how did I celebrate it?
I had a movie date with my 8-year-old brother, the one who said he would like to switch brains with me so he can have all the right answers in school.
Let me explain something about this little boy to you: not only is he funny, but he is warm, loving, and he loves sweets almost as much as me. So there was no one else I would rather spend this day with other than him.
I would like to say that I am the one who took him out, but he had two free movie tickets, so besides the candy and cookie we ate, he actually treated me.
Before we go to a movie, I always take my brothers to this candy store by the theatre so they can pick whatever they want.
Last time we were at this candy store, I remember exactly what I got: a few sugar free chocolate covered almonds and sugar free jelly beans. They were horrible.
Today, each my brother and I got our own bag, and this time, there was nothing sugar free in mine.
We watched the movie together and laughed together and I just kept thinking to myself how lucky I was that out of all the people in the world, he chose me to go watch it with him.
You know the craziest part? He had no idea that I was celebrating the last month count down of my year without a scale today; no one actually knew.
On our way out to the car, we stopped to get some pastries for a friend, and of course for us too, and he said to me, “Shira, if I could make a rule for the world, it would be that everyone loved pastries.”
And then we both laughed and said we both wish it could be true.
The entire way home, we talked about funny lines that we remembered from the movie, and we talked about how the boys bathroom in his school are not as nice as the girls bathroom (he says he only knows this because a girl, who he made very clear to me is not his girlfriend, told him the girls bathroom is nicer).
This is what I am celebrating today.
I am celebrating the world of loving pastries being a rule.
I am celebrating the world of sharing movie lines in the car.
I am celebrating the world where the fact that the boys bathroom is not as nice as the girls bathroom is a major issue.
I am celebrating the world where the girl you talk about when your 8 years old, is a girl, but make bi mistake, but she is not your girlfriend.
I am celebrating the world of things that really matter in life: the small, innocent, touching moments that no number on a scale and no job and no fancy title could ever give you.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my one month count down.