I Take the Wins Where I Find ‘Em

Remember the other day when I was waxing eloquent about our awesome new coffee maker?  Turns out my favorite coffee is available in a k-cup format, but you can only buy it at their shop.  Unlike most other brands, which are available at your local supermarket or pharmacy or office supply or the gas station on the corner for all I know.

So this evening after the Sprightly Daughters were in bed I ventured out into the night to pick up a 14-pack.  At Dunkin’ Donuts.  The place with the donuts.  And the muffins.  And the cookies.  And the munchkins.  You know the place, right?  Yeah, you know it (hey, you got a little drool on your chin, there).

It honestly didn’t occur to me that I would be face to face with all that baked awesomeness until I was face to face with all that baked awesomeness.  Or more to the point, nose to scent with it.

You may be thinking, “OK, so he went to Dunkin’ Donuts.  What’s the point?”

The point is that there was a time not all that long ago when I wouldn’t have been able to walk out of Dunkin’ with just a box of coffee cartridges (which is a phrase that looks kind of ridiculous now that I’ve typed it).  And probably not with just a donut – more like a bagful of donuts, muffins and assorted other aforementioned baked awesomeness.  Which I would have eaten half of in the parking lot.

Because, you know, Dunkin’ Donuts!

Tonight was different.  Yes, the temptation was clear and present, both visually and olfactorily  (Sure that’s a word.  I was an English minor and I know these things), but I didn’t have to talk myself out of it.  I browsed for my coffee, waited at the counter, paid my bill and moved on.  It didn’t even occur to me until l was in the car that two years ago I’d likely have been munching a sour cream donut before I buckled into the driver’s seat.

I get that this wouldn’t seem like a big deal to most people.  A minor win at best.  But for me, retraining my go-to food moves is a big deal.  I have a long way to travel, but surprise victories like this make it easier to move down the road.

As always, thanks for reading.  Don’t be shy about telling your friends.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ron on January 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Congrats, Harvey! I have a similar response to tobacco…it’s a process, not something one decides once.


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