Have you ever read something that struck a chord in you?
A quote, lyric, or sentence that you came across while your nose was deep within the pages of a book?
I did that today.
“You have the same rhythm. Click. You just know each other. All of a sudden, you see reading in bed and waffles on Sunday, and laughing at nothing, and his mouth on yours. And it’s so far beyond fine, that you know you can never go back to fine. That fast. You think: Oh, here the rest of my life. It’s finally arrived.” -Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Perfectly expressed. You’ve met someone who changes your life in an instant, and what happens after that is all an untold story. I couldn’t have said I better myself.
This is why I love to read.
It takes you to a place outside of where you are. You create the character’s appearance, their hideaways and moments of despair. Your mind is the film roll in a camera, putting forth an image that can differ from one person to another.
Every sentence has a different meaning. A different chord struck.
The world is better place with more books to read.
It’s exercise for the mind. The one part of our body that should never go to waste.
And it’s important to feed your brain and body with quality and nutritious food.
cottage cheese, ground flaxseed, Kashi, banana, blueberries and cinnamon.
And a more savory option for lunch
Brussels sprouts, grape tomatoes and baby carrots, served with 1/2 cup of egg whites, and leftover quinoa cooked in low sodium chicken broth.
The gym was packed this afternoon, which I love because it motivates me to push myself harder. However, trying to grab a bench in the weights section can be harder than finding a parking space at the Mall during Christmas break.
Sometimes, we just have to improvise.
concentration curls in butterfly position on the floor.
Followed by triceps dips, walking planks, straight legged sit ups, and superman holds.
Make it work!
Feed your body. Strengthen your mind. Read more books. Lift more weights.
Love and be loved xoxo