Monday, February 11, 2008
A Spoon Full of Sugar
Yesterday my husband and I went on Portland’s 16-mile Worst Day of the Year bike ride. We signed up at the encouragement of one of our best friends. She got us to agree to go, our son and his fiancé joined us and she even got her husband to sign up (at first he thought it would be better to meet us at the pub afterwards). I’m not much of a bike rider. I’ve only done two other rides and they weren’t enough to convince me that I should seriously take up cycling (that’s actually the preferred term, not bike riding). But I thought this sounded like fun and it’s always great to have an excuse to get together with our friends since both families are very busy and time together is hard to schedule. I was up for the ride…until Saturday night. Then I started hemming and hawing. I wished we hadn’t signed up. I just wanted to sleep in and have a lazy day in my pajamas. But, the others were all counting on me, so I went and, as you have probably guessed, I had a great time. It’s that darn PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) thing again. Put on a happy face, give it a “can-do” try and good things just might happen. Yesterday was so good, in fact, that we’re now listening to our friend’s encouragement about going on a 55 mile bike ride in May! I think I may need to take a dose of Mary Poppins’ spoon full of sugar to maintain my PMA for that one.