One of my all time favorite children’s books is If you Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff (Author), Felicia Bond (Illustrator).
You see, if you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. And so you’ll bring out some of your mother’s homemade blackberry jam, and then he’ll want another. And another, and another. So you’ll have to go to the store to get some muffin mix. He’ll want to go with you, but it’s cold. So he’ll need a sweater…and so on.
So here how this book relates to my March resolution – stretching every day for at least 15 minutes.
I want to stretch. But first I need a yoga mat.
I have one! So far so good!
But I need a nice place to stretch. Someplace relaxing, inspiring, STRETCH-Like. I won’t actually do it if I don’t have a nice place to do it.
I have a great view of the river. But there’s not enough space in my bedroom. And my living room has the dogs, and other people in it. I have a great upstairs room that I’ve always imagined as a quiet study. But I have a roommate, and that room is hers. So I can’t use that room.
I could get rid of my roommate, but I like her.
I know! I could make the basement room into a yoga room!
But wait, that room is full of books.
So I need to build bookshelves in my spare bedroom so I can move the books out of my basement. I could do that, though, right?
But then the basement room needs a new ceiling.
But I don’t know how to replace a ceiling. So I need to ask some friends to help.
But my friends are busy, and few of them have dry wall skills.
So I need to save money for the renovation of my basement yoga room (and perhaps the building of my bookshelves, I mean, let’s be honest).
I know! The basement yoga room could also be a workout room! With a new treadmill! and a TV for exercise videos! Which means I need to save more money!
Which means, perhaps, that I picked the wrong resolution for March.