Let me tell you a little story about what occurred last Friday in Jack London Square. I was with my cousin Leon and dear friend Ron, both from Virginia, and both as equally excited to see me as I was them. We hooked up with another old buddy from college, Harsha, who lives in San Jose. Harsha hadn’t seen Leon or Ron in over 15 years — boy, were we going to do it BIG!
Well. Leon, Ron and I … we did not hold back whatsoever. If we wanted a $30 beer, Mai Tai, Manhattan, or Old Fashioned to accompany one of the delicious meals we had at Mua, Yimms, or Farmhouse Kitchen, we indulged handsomely. (Two of those four restaurants are Thai — my favorite cuisine, by the way.)
As for Harsha, not so much. He was right in the middle of a 60-day fast (day 29 to be exact) that required he abstain from meat, alcohol, dairy, and processed food. He told me he wanted to increase his energy, lose weight faster, and look his very best.
WOW! Of all the times to break or even bend the rules, I thought this certainly would have been one. (I know for me it would have been.) But NO! Harsha simply would not break his commitment to himself.
I was so moved by his desire to stay the course that I decided to stop drinking alcohol for 30 days. That was Sunday, September 22, 2019. So far, I am abiding by the rules I set for myself (no alcohol whatsoever) and I feel great for doing so. But I don’t want to do this alone.
Please join me by committing to remove at least one of your most unhealthy habits for 30 days. Whether it’s ice cream, donuts, fried food, or alcohol, just send me what you’re committing to eliminate from your life for 30 days as soon as you read this message.
Together we will inspire, hold each other accountable, and motivate one another to live our best lives.
Here’s your chance.
Yours in commitment,