I’m not really a fan of superman but recently I looked up songs related to superman on Spotify after I helped my friend did a food photo shoot. We went to My Cookie Lab in Quezon City to take pictures of the whoopie pie variants and crinkles. There was one variant named after superman because of its colors as shown below.
I think it is the most intriguing cookie crinkle I’ve seen among the various cookies displayed so when my friend asked me which cookie crinkle I would like to take home, I decided to give it a try. After a while, I wanted to get the oatmeal cookie because it is less sweet than the superman variant. My friend insisted.
I was in LSS mode almost the entire week after the shoot with the song One Call Away by Charlie Puth. I don’t normally listen to random songs but thanks to Spotify, any song is within reach. Of course there’s a downside because not all songs are good in a sense that they mean well. I always try to check the lyrics first then save in my playlist before I listen to it fully.
I doodled some striking words while listening to the song using the Paper app on my iPhone.
After reading this book, I realized how entitled I am. Our parents, being baby boomers, really worked hard almost all their lives. They are used to working almost 24 hours. They cannot live without work. Our generation is more prone to self-entitlement. Everything is accessible in an instant. We want results now. We want to have life outside work. We are dissatisfied easily. At least that is in my opinion. What do you think?
I have to remind myself especially in the area of work that I need to do my best because it is not just me who’s in the line. As a believer of Jesus Christ, I ought to follow His example.
Dr. Townsend described two kinds of pain–success pain and symptom pain. Success pain is experienced when we push ourselves beyond our limits. For example, we do five more pilates stands despite the ache that we are feeling or keep on writing despite the rejections that we faced after we submitted articles to a news company. On the other hand, symptom pain is experienced as a result of mediocrity. For example, we notice that our work isn’t good enough. We feel that discomfort and yet we did not act on it.
As much as I want to feel more success pain, I can relate to the symptom pain more. Let’s not forget that we are here to excel and give our best. Let’s not forget to do hard things now rather than regret later.
Sometimes we fall into the trap of doing the same things. We eat the same food, walk in the same route, have the same work routine, talk to the same people, and watch the same shows. When I tend to do routine work, I feel like I am not progressing. I know somewhere I have to tweak it a bit.
Last week I challenged myself to alter some of the items in my routine list:
Instead of eating a spoon of honey I decided to try the orange flavored vitamin C drink
Instead of walking in the overpass, I walked on the street
Instead of eating in the cafeteria, I went to get some salad somewhere for dinner
Instead of checking my favorite blogs, I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech in Harvard
Concurrently, in the office it was our first Friday to wear jeans so yay for a small organizational change.
A few weeks back, I was reading Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis because it was mentioned in one of the clips during a recent retreat that I attended. At first, I had a hard time understanding what the author meant. After a while, I came across a portion where he discussed about how the song “Let it be” by The Beattles was composed in relation to a discussion. He said that it was based on a dream where the songwriter’s mother gives comfort to him after a break up. I also listened to the song on Spotify because I got a bit intrigued. On our way home after dinner, I passed by this ped xing along dela Rosa that says “let it be”. What a perfect timing! It was a reminder that despite the things that go on in our lives that do not make sense, God is still there for us. Because of that, we can be thankful even though there are bad things that happen around us. God is in control so we need not worry.