. . . I just passed the six-month benchmark of when I created this goal. It’s nice to see a couple other people joined my goal and will keep it going, but after six months of watching myself, I can confidently say that I really do eat gently and do everything else with exuberance.
I think about the food I’m eating all the time. Even when I do pick up something and stick it in my mouth without thinking much about it, I still make the choice to eat it slowly. When I catch myself speeding up, I leave the food for a few minutes and go back to it when I can be gentle.
As far as my exuberance level, it fluctuates throughout any given day. I have zero caffeine in my system, after all. All my exuberance comes from whatever attitude I am putting out at the time, so I have to give it some thought occasionally, but I generally do a great job.
I’m calling this goal done and taking it off my list, but I will keep at it because life is more about attitude than eating food.