You are in my thoughts and oysters…

Driving home just yesterday from what was an unusually  pleasant morning of grocery shopping, I listened to the DJ on the radio as he shared an experience some friends of his had recently been through.

He was concerned for their welfare and they’d obviously gone through a transition in their lives which left them feeling disjointed and a bit out of control.  Feeling desperate to express his love for them,  he sent a text message. In it he wrote, “you are in my thoughts and prayers”, and sent it.

Not but a few minutes later he received a reply…nothing but a “?”. Perplexed, he scrolled up to view his original message, and it said, “YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND OYSTERS.”

Had anyone  been sitting next to me at a stop light, they’d have heard a snorty, bellowing laugh come out of me. The DJ explained that his phone had done the quick little word correction without his noticing!

I’m sure we can all relate!  Think about it though– how often does this happen in life! Quick little things happen that appear to be off the radar….things don’t go as planned…

Something serious had happened and this guy was attempting to respond seriously only to have his message convey anything but!

Not often enough do we share in the delight of the mundane silliness of life.  There is humor everywhere. Enjoying laughter does not mean at all that we are shirking off the serious issues of our lives or those of others. It means we are able to find value and beauty in the simple things. We can turn oysters into diamonds!

When you start to feel as if there’s just too much getting  you down, remember that you are in my thoughts and oysters.

Published by kpropst

Dr. Kori Propst is the Wellness Director and Vice President of The Diet Doc, LLC. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, a master of science in counseling, and a doctorate in health psychology and behavioral medicine. Her education is enhanced by certifications in personal training, health coaching, mindfulness meditation, & lifestyle and weight-management consulting. She is also an ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition) clinician. The Diet Doc’s lifestyle based programming encourages individuals to adopt an approach of structured flexibility. With encouragement and the science of motivation built into every step of the process, clients adapt their behaviors and mindsets to facilitate safe, effective, and enduring health practices. Their individual metabolisms, lifestyles, food preferences, health conditions, activity levels, goals, and daily schedules are keys to developing their personal plans for success that can stand the test of time. Kori specializes in nutrition and weight loss consulting incorporating a flexible approach and customized programming, physical and mental training, mind-body integration, optimal athletic performance, eating psychology and emotional eating coaching, mindset and peak performance coaching, and overall well-being. Kori is one of a few athletes who have earned professional status in all three divisions of Bodybuilding, Figure, and Fit Body within the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation. She has also been a runner-up at the WNBF World Championships twice, and has earned pro titles at the Mid-America Pro-Am and the Pro-Cup in Sacramento. Now an avid road cyclist Kori can be found among the hills of North County! Published in the Journal of Nutrition and various community magazines, Kori serves on the advisory board for Oxygen Women’s Fitness magazine, is a contributing writer for UltraFitness magazine, is an avid blog writer, teaches at national camps and retreats, and provides international webinars. Kori coauthored 50 Days to Your Best Life with The Diet Doc founder, Dr. Joe Klemczewski in 2014 and has a new book in the works about the threats to self-determination of individuals pursuing nutrition goals. The Diet Doc programming, including a sophisticated digital resource system for clients blazes a trail for permanent success by simultaneously addressing the necessity of having flexible options while still employing a structure that will help accelerate body fat loss and optimal performance.

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