Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another 28 Days Later

Yayyy!! It's oh-vurrrr!! Congrats to moi!! I've already got lunch booked - and my first glass of wine in a month is chilling somewhere out there in the wild blue yonder waiting for me.

It was one of my easiest cleanses ever - if not the easiest. I even got some of my "To Do On The Cleanse" list done, like cleaning the fridge (even if it meant doing it yesterday afternoon!). And I at least booked my doctor's appointment ... even if I didn't get to it ... which also counts (also booked the appointment yesterday afternoon, btw).

Cleaning my closet ... well ... that didn't go as planned, but hey - if you don't get to all the projects you have planned on your cleanse, don't hassle yourself! Who cares? Cleansing is not about the chores or the To Do list. They're just there to help the time pass and give you something to do.

Cleansing is actually about your spiritual, emotional and physical journey as a human being on a new path to recovery, wellness and joy. So who cares about the f-ing closet, ok?

Speaking of joy, this day always brings to mind Beethoven's 9th Symphony - in particular the last movement, Ode to Joy. You know it: Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, ba-baaaah ...

Adapted from the poem from German poet Friedrich Schiller, it was completed by Beethoven in 1824 and actually brought tears to the eyes of the instrumentalists when it was performed. Today, it is the national anthem of the European Union - and of course, my personal coming-off-a-cleanse theme ...

It's such a wonderful feeling, it's actually hard to believe, but I have five months of normal living, drinking and fun ahead of me! Not to mention a Vegas trip in about 10 days. Amen to that! Bah, bah, bah, bah, bah ... :)

Sources: All-about-Beethoven.com; Wikipedia

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