Day 70 - A Little Rain Is Wonderful
Saturday, February 07, 2015
We drove up to the lake yesterday during a good rain. The windy roads through the coastal range were a little treacherous, but we made it safely. It was so nice to sit in the sun room and watch the rain come down over the lake.
The lake level was up a good foot from our last visit, and we had to raise the boat lift to get the bottom rails out of the water. That is a really good feeling. We're due for more rain tomorrow (there's a "river" of rain clouds traveling toward us over the Pacific) but we got a little break today, enough for us to drive home safely on dry roads.
Rain used to dampen my spirits, but not anymore! I guess living in drought conditions for the past 3 years help teach appreciation for a little precipitation. What in your life used to make you sad, but now it doesn't? I used to be sad if I didn't allow myself to eat a particular food. Now, I see food as fuel rather than reward or treat. Sure, I will still have a bit of something if I want it, but I know that it's going in the SP nutrition tracker, so I behave. And if I don't want those calories to count toward my daily allowance, then I tell myself that the treat will have to wait for another day!
We all have self-control (even if we sometimes like to think we don't). We just have to exercise it like a muscle so that it will get stronger!