An apple core. What remains of the apple I ate today as I read a report on dentures. Then a thought came to me: one day, many years from now, I will wish I could bite into a nice juicy apple with my own teeth, and without pain. As my wrinkled hands set it down beside my cup of prune juice and bowl of cottage cheese, I will reminisce about a time when I took eating an apple for granted. Eating but not tasting, doing a million other things while furiously biting to make sure my calorie intake was high enough and making sure I got my sugar intake handled before noon. Not thinking about how the only delicious topping that will cover my apple one day will be Polident oozing from failed attempts instead of the occasional caramel or candied topping.
Sure, some may say this is farfetched, and that's fine, because this post is for future me, and for the me of every day from this point on. It serves as a reminder that every is "just," like this is "just an apple core," unless we live mindfully and with both intent and purpose. Awakenings are happening at all times all around us - mine came thanks to this luscious, full-bodied pink lady apple.
Life flies by fast, and I have taken many things for granted, or have simply not thought about them. Whether this post makes you gasp in outrage of how seemingly ridiculous this thought is, or it hits a nerve, I hope it stays with you, the way the seemingly simple act of eating an apple will stay with me from this point on. Another lesson that is thanks to an apple🍎. #apple #conscious #staywoke #lesson #Positive #insta #pinklady #adamandeve #bible #old #futureself #power #mind #inspire #motivation #choose #striveforgreatness #timeflies #life #faith #smile #happy #grow #change #perspective #woke #instagood #picoftheday