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.


  1. Wow Shannon! He is an inspiration to all. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That looks really good and I'm going to pop over and add it to my netflix list right now! Thanks!