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SuperBetter: SuperDrink

One of my SuperBetter tasks told me to toast myself.  Not to wait until I had done something fantastic, but to toast myself… just for being me.

Mind blown.

You see, every week or so, I walk by this fancy bottle of lemonade at the food store.  I’ve always wanted to try it, but I told myself that I would get it the next time I had something to celebrate.  I didn’t think I deserved bubbly blood orange-flavoured lemonade any more than I deserve a trophy or a ribbon or an award.  Fancy drinks are for celebrations, and I have nothing to celebrate.

And it felt sort of… I don’t know… like I was tempting fate to just buy myself this product I had been saving for a special occasion.  But what was I waiting for?  What if I died tomorrow and never knew what blood orange-flavoured lemonade tasted like?  I drove to the store and bought myself a handful of Kind bars and a fancy drink.

At dinner, I poured a bit for each of us, and I asked everyone to raise their glass and toast something about themselves.  Something they accomplished, even if it was a small thing.  And then I told everyone that we were awesome just the way we are, and we drank to that.  In fact, we drank the whole bottle.  And Josh removed the sticker for me and washed it out so we now have a fancy water bottle for the dinner table so people don’t have to get up to refill their cup.

How you like them apples?  (By which I mean blood oranges.)

Go buy yourself a fun drink today and toast yourself.  What small thing are you celebrating?




1 Cristy { 10.19.16 at 9:48 am }

I’m very guilty of waiting to celebrate. And than not celebrating when the desired goal is met because it feels over-cooked. So this speaks to me.

Sounds like a win-win too!

2 Beth { 10.19.16 at 10:10 am }

I love this so much. Love love love. Good for you, and I’m doing this!!

3 Cyn K { 10.19.16 at 11:27 am }

I tried Superbetter for a while and can’t remember why I gave it up. I just signed up again. Thanks for the inspiration!

4 em { 10.19.16 at 4:17 pm }

First, I want to try some of that & I can’t wait to try it and I love the idea of having a water bottle.

I have to start doing SuperBetter and I have to start a project I have and they both need to happen soon! Thanks for the reminder.

5 Twangy { 10.20.16 at 7:23 am }

How brilliant! I often reward myself – I actually used to have a sticker chart for all my projects – for hitting deadlines and so on but to celebrate being yourself is Most Excellent. I love it. Cheers, all!

6 torthuil { 10.20.16 at 9:17 am }

Hahhaha! With the TTC version 2.0 going on, I hardly ever drink alcohol. But I really wanted a “drink” the other day so I grabbed a bottle of Italian strawberry soda at the store and drank it from a wineglass. Your idea of a toast is classy. I just chugged several glasses one after another before realizing I should save the last one for husband. Good for you for celebrating the ordinary. I think you are right being a mostly decent human being with a decent life should be celebrated. It’s not easy to keep that up!

7 Kasey { 10.20.16 at 9:33 am }

Love this idea.

8 Lori Lavender Luz { 10.21.16 at 11:15 am }

This makes me happy, thinking of you all toasting your ordinary awesomeness.

Um, I guess I can celebrate tonight because I finished a few work projects that I’d been stuck on. Go me!

9 JustHeather { 10.21.16 at 2:12 pm }

No special drinks this evening, but I did make a microwave mug cake for hubby and I. It was my “the week is over and I survived” and “the kids are in bed sleeping” treat. 🙂

10 JustHeather { 10.22.16 at 6:24 am }

I went to check out SuperBetter and was pleasantly amused to see it is about resilience. I’m actually participating in an online resilience course via my work. I’m going to check out SuperBetter more now.

11 loribeth { 10.25.16 at 3:13 pm }

I am extremely guilty about saving the good stuff “for company” or for a “special” occasion… that often never arrives. I’ve been trying to be better (especially since clearing the clutter of 25+ years before we moved last spring!), and I think I’m making progress, although it’s hard.

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