I love round numbers. When I was born, I weighed in at exactly 10 pounds – dead on. No ounces. Perfect 10. BOOM! The nurses were like holy shit, we’ve got a big ‘un here. It was back in the day so my mom was sedated for the whole event. (Quite thankful she was, I imagine.) I’d outgrown my newborn clothes before even leaving the hospital. An overachiever, you might say!
100 is a great number. It’s like 10, but TEN TIMES BIGGER and says a lot without much explanation.
- 100 percent – as good as it gets!
- 100 cents makes a buck – just a buck, yes
- The Billboard Top 100 – the best songs
- The first 100 days of a presidency – arguably the most critical!
And the best reference…
- Keep it 100 – to keep yourself real and true, to be honest and stick to the way you are, no matter what anyone else thinks.
The definition above is from the urban dictionary, so the validity may be a bit suspect, but the intent is legit.
In these first 100 days of sobriety, I’m beginning to get comfortable with this concept of being real and true. It’s been challenging because of many outside influences and influencers. There have been many times when I’ve had to pause, then quietly say no to something or someone. I am grateful for the strength to do this, and I pray for the fortitude to continue to do so.
Keep it 100, y’all. And Happy, Happy Holidays.