Right around New Year's day, Wayne, a retired engineer I know, handed me a home-made calendar for the year 2005. Above each month was a picture of a different pie, except for December, which had a picture of his wife.
"What's this?" I asked.
"It's my pie calendar."
"I'm giving these to everyone I know," he said. "I'm hoping to encourage them to eat more pie."
"Eat more pie?"
"Yeah. Most people I know like pie, but hardly anybody actually eats pie. So I decided, this year, I was going to eat a different pie each month. These," he pointed to the calendar, "are the pies I had this last year. I put the picture of my wife there since we haven't had our last pie for the year."
I had to smile.
Wayne smiled back.
"See," he said, "it's already working. Just thinking about it is making you feel good."
And you know something, he was right. The idea of eating more pie, silly as it was, brightened my day.
Wayne had hit on a great idea:
- If you like pie, why not eat it?
- Why not enjoy the things we like?
- Why not make the effort to include things that we love into our lives on regular (daily? weekly? monthly?) basis?
- Why not enjoy life TODAY?
So, take Wayne's idea and run with it. Think about that special treat you really love that you could add to your calendar to brighten up your day, your month, your year, your life!
And while you're thinking... enjoy a piece of pie.
Speaking of pie. Did you know that yesterday's date, 3.14, is also the first three digits of the number Pi. (And, interestingly enough, Albert Einstein's birthday.)