“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
A couple of days ago I stood next to the kitchen counter peeling a banana. I dropped the peel–and the stringy banana “hairs”– into our compost container.
Then, without thinking, I broke off the end–a.k.a. the butt of the banana– and added it to the pile.
I have no problem with the banana butt. But my son always has. When he was younger he wouldn’t eat a banana unless I broke off the ends. The ends grossed him out.
My son with his once upon a time favorite produce (pre-butt removal).
My kids are teenagers now, still under my care, but it’s different. For the most part, there’s less micro-managing (I say for the most part, because somehow I can still hear my echo of have you emptied the dishwasher yet?)
But it’s not uncommon to see me filling their glasses half full at the dinner table, a nod to the days when my kids were too old for sippee cups, but not so old that they weren’t prone to spilling.
Leftover habits, lingering. Happily. Because every time I catch myself in one of these random mommy flashbacks, I smile.
It’s definitely the kind of habit that can keep me going.
Kind of like a dangling banana butt.
What are your happy habits?
Have an awesome week,
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