Sunday, August 22, 2010

What If Someone Offered You $100?

I'm on vacation this week. It's a hodgepodge (haha get it?) of mixed weather - a little more less amazing and blue skied as per usual. So I've been spending a little more quality time with my parents television - especially since they have Showtime and there haven't been as many beach days.

Last week, I got to enjoy a new episode of Weeds (one of my favorite shows) as well as the pilot of The Big C. Since I'm not really participating in the cancer boards or ever reading many blogs these days (sorry friends!), I really am kinda out of the loop in the cancer world. I just kinda stumbled on The Big C, I don't think I've even heard of it.

Anyways, to summarize, the show is all about a woman, Cathy (Laura Linney) who is diagnosed with cancer, stage 4 melanoma. She's given a year-ish to live, hasn't told a soul and is trying to deal with things on her own. You can tell that the rest of the series will eventually have her sharing her story, living her life like it's the last day, and making some fun, bold choices. I guess some people have mixed views about it, but I kinda liked it.

One a side note, this woman is a teacher, and the lead from Precious is one of her students. She's big and sassy, and pretty mean too. Cathy tells her, "You can either be fat and jolly or a skinny bitch - you can't be both!" Later in the episode, she tells the girl that she'll give her $100 for each pound she looses.

I dunno about you, but that got me thinking. If someone offered me $100 for every pound I lost, I think I'd be down for the count. I also think I would earn the right to be a skinny bitch :) What about you? If someone sponsored you and offered to pay you $100 for each pound lost, would that motivate you? Or perhaps something else you've been putting off in your life or takes you out of your comfort zone? $100 for every random person you said hello to? $100 for person you offer to mentor? $100 for each box you unpacked and put in its right place? You get the point, sometimes we all need a little motivation.


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