Monday, February 1, 2010

"Love, Peace, and Goodwill"... and a few thousand steps

I still can't seem to get with the 7.5 hours of sleep per night program, (spread to knitters everywhere by the ever-wonderful Mason-Dixon blog).  But I'm jumping onto another bandwagon, the 10,000 steps-a-day challenge.  I'm not signing up for it anywhere, but this webpage from PBS describes the concept (while also providing a helpful tip on how to avoid dropping the pedometer into a toilet, hee-hee).

After wearing my pedometer for a few days, I've learned that my normal routine gets me to about 8,000 steps.  Which means I finally had to move those yarn storage boxes off the treadmill.  Luckily, my new plan coincided with the arrival of a Netflix movie that's been on my list for some time, A Man Named Pearl

Watch the trailer to see where the quote in today's title comes from:

The movie reminds me of my favorite Joseph Campbell quote, "When you follow your bliss . . . doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else."  Pearl definitely opened doors that wouldn't have been there for anyone else. 

I am knitting too, but today I just wanted to tell everyone about this movie that has been inspiring me as I get my extra steps in.