Today’s Perfect Moment happened just as I was barely awake. Blurry and sleep encrusted eyed I came across my nemesis on my way to my shower. The same nemesis who has mocked me for countless years. I had planned to ignore him and get on with the scrubbing. Plan is a good word, but we rarely speak its name when we actually follow the plan.
My nemesis has been the scale. Although I have never taken anywhere near the extremes of its weight measuring capability (over 300 lbs) I still feel taunted by it at times. Fortunately it isn’t one of those talking electronic ones. I doubt I would like hearing a condescending computerized voice.
When I explain all the negatives surrounding it, you might wonder how it is possible that such a meeting could yield today’s perfect moment (check the calendar, it is not April 1st). Before this morning, I am quite certain we would have agreed.
The truth is, today the scale took pity on me. It gave me a message, that due to my recent efforts I was hoping for, I still really never suspected. I have actually lost some weight. We’re talking actual pounds, not ounces, here.
I am sure some of you can easily understand how uplifting and motivating something like this can be. I had a pretty tough day scheduled, but I was able to ride the wave of positive feelings throughout the day. The typical trials and tribulations of teaching were no match for this feeling. I am also pretty sure that I had the theme song from Rocky going through my head all day.