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21/100: Be Different

21/100 || Ice cream in the rain at Salt and Straw in Portland! Not my best photography, but I was more concerned with gobbling it down than taking a picture! And – in the spirit of being playful, I went for the most out-of-the-box ice cream flavor on the board – pear and blue cheese. And…it was DELICIOUS! [Oh – and because they do a “split scoop,” I had to do some chocolate too!] My favorite ice cream in all the land is mint chocolate chip, and when they did not have it, I almost was gonna say “Nah” to ice cream. But then I saw it as an opportunity to be playful in my choices and go for something completely new and different. I was so happy that I did, because it was unique and added just a little something special to the end of my day. … What happens when we allow ourselves to be playful in how we make both simple and complex choices in our lives? I don’t know about you, but I can get into ruts of just going with the same old choices – from ordering food to the route I take driving to how I spend my day. When we start with the little things – like ordering something playful on an ice cream menu – perhaps it can help us be more aware, and therefore more conscious of how we can be more playful in our decisions in other areas of our lives. And – it is ice cream – so you are gonna win either way!

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