Monday, January 21, 2013

"i feel ecstatic all day."

george and i watched a documentary on netflix last night called jiro dreams of sushi.  

it was a captivating yet simple story and had a beautiful soundtrack.
the cinematography was so excellent that it made the rows and rows of huge tuna fish at the japanese fish market look interesting.

what was so awesome was jiro's attitude towards his craft of making sushi.  he is 85 years old.  owns and runs the best sushi restaurant in the world and said,
"i feel ecstatic all day.
i love making sushi.
thats the spirit of the shokunin (sushi chef.)"

 what if that was my mantra?
what is that is how i thought about my job?
"i feel ecstatic all day, i love staying home and raising these children.  that is the spirit of the mother."
fill in the blank... with whatever your job or task or craft is.

i am learning that my heart and my feelings (and then my words and actions) will follow what i think about.  so if i complain and think about the sorry side of things, then that is what will come out of my mouth.  complaints.  arguments.  self-pity.  selfishness.  crap really.

but if i remind myself of all that is true and right and pure and lovely, then my attitude changes to JOY!  and the look on my face is a SMILE!  and the words out of my mouth are COMFORTING!  and my spirit is LOVING!  what a train my mind and control my attitude.  it is hard.  but it is good.

who knew...all of that from a movie about sushi?!

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." philipians 4:8


  1. love your reflection. i have nominated/tagged you for the liebster award :)
    miss you sweet friend!