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Day 76

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

5/13/19


7:06 AM


The morning routine is progressing nicely. I added breakfast into the mix. I figure that I've read enough literature on the value that breakfast provides that I would be irresponsible not to. I've experienced first hand the benefits of breakfast, I've just rarely given myself enough time in the morning, and I've been irresponsible in my breakfast eating habits. Time to get better.


*disclaimer...the heart of this message is not about food...bear with me


I scrambled up 3 eggs this morning like I've done plenty of times before. However, since my mother's last visit, I've been scrambling them differently. My discovery; the key to divine scrambled eggs is patience.


In the past, I'd put the burner on medium high, move the eggs around a few times, and have a finished product in a few minutes. I would put all kinds of extras in with them to disguise the dryness: milk, cheese, butter, seasoning, more butter, more cheese, maybe some cream...you get it.


Now, I melt a tiny bit of butter in the pan. Once it's melted, turn the heat on low, not lowest, but close to it, and wait. Stir them every 2-3 minutes until you are happy.


Sure, it takes a bit longer, but it's certainly worth the wait. While you don't need to add anything to make them delicious, you are welcome to enhance your scrambled egg experience however you see fit, rather than throwing a bunch of random ingredients together just to make them edible.


Scrambled egg instructions isn't the point. The heart of the message is patience.


There is a certain amount of peace that comes with being patient. Impatience and anxiety go hand in hand (not the medical opinion of a trained psychologist, simply my observation).


They say that good things come to those who wait. I don't know who they are, and I think their statement is incomplete.


I think good things come to those who never give up: to those who wait patiently, while working unceasingly, to ensure that when those good things come, they are ready.


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. - Galatians 6:9


Side note. 5:45 isn't an early enough wake-up call. The house was alive and kicking by 7:30, and my fathering responsibilities made it take a little longer to finish up my morning writing. 5:30 wake-up call tomorrow...And I might have to realign my routine a bit to increase productivity.


Remember. Good eggs come to those who wait.




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