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Put A Little Strut In It

Posted by terrepruitt on July 13, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYoI have allergies. I’m allergic to things outside, things inside, and things around. I cannot breathe through my nose at night especially when I sleep. My nose gets too stuffed. When my mouth hangs open all night long it gets dry and my throat hurts. So I sleep with a cough drop in my mouth. This does a few things, sometimes it helps a little with the “stuffy”, it helps sooth my throat, and/or it helps me keep my mouth shut which is great because I don’t even want to think about . . . . (spiders, shhhh!). Not too long ago I was doing a quick stop at a shop after one of my Nia classes and I saw that there was a bag of cough drops on sale. They were honey-lemon. Whatever . . . I was hoping they wouldn’t be to icky. Turns out they weren’t icky at all. I liked them. So the next time I was in the store they were still on sale so I bought two bags. I was using them when halfway through one of the bags I actually looked at one of the wrappers. Well, I’ll be . . . I was happily surprised to see little motivational sayings on each wrapper. How cute is that? Halls has a PEP TALK IN EVERY DROP™.

I think that is pretty brilliant. It made me smile. Then I was thinking that most people use cough drops when they are not feeling well, so these could really be little pick me ups. I know there are tags on some tea bags that have nice little sayings, I’ve seen that, but I hadn’t noticed the sayings on the wrappers of these cough drops right away. I like it!

I like all of the sayings, but some I like more than others. My favorites are:

~Put a little strut in it!Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo
~Elicit a few “wows” today.
~Bet on yourself.
~Hi-five yourself.
~Don’t waste a precious minute.
~Don’t wait to get started.
~Flex your “can do” muscles.

You know that I would LOVE the strut one. To me strut is like “spirit” or “pep” and I like putting that into it! Strut into the dance of life! And, really, who wouldn’t want to elicit “wows”, right? Well, I guess there are some “wows” out there that are a result of some odd things, but I am thinking of the of positive masterful “WOWs”. Those two are my favorite of my favorites.

Such a simple thing for a company to do. I know — as I said — they are not the only ones to do it nor, I imagine, the first ones to do it, but I still think it is cool. Sometimes it is the little things. Ha, and speaking of little things, the latest bag I bought . . . the cough drops are SMALLER than they used to be. Sigh.

So yeah, a simple thing, but for me sometimes it is the simple things. Things that make you smile. Things that make you want to strut or wow someone. Or good reminders, like “Don’t waste a precious minute.”

Don’t you think this is a nice idea? Which saying would you pick as a favorite?

5 Responses to “Put A Little Strut In It”

  1. I love this post since I suffer from allergies and sometimes sleep with a cough drop in my mouth like you. I thought I was the only one. Good to know there is someone else too.

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    • Oh my HAPPY, HAPPY HEART!!!!! I just did a little dance when I read your comment which caused my husband to ask me what I was squealing about. So I explained to him that I was hesitant about posting this because I felt I was sharing too much (mouth breathing and stuffy noses are not fun things). So happy to hear I’m not the only one. I am glad I could help you realize you aren’t alone either. Thank you for commenting and letting me know! Yay!

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      • Actually I loved the post for this reason and also for the inspirational messages of goodness it had. My cursor quit so I could not complete my remarks. To me the post is excellent and so real and true. So many of us suffer from allergies and we have found our own ways to make ourselves comfortable. I have seen bloggers really appreciate when we talk on a personal level. Great job.

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        • 🙂 Yup, people love the personal. Especially in a case such as this where it is nice to know that we are not alone. 🙂 And yes, those silly little wrappers are just full of goodness. I used “Breathe Easy Help” as one of the descriptions on Twitter because to me the cough drop helps me breathe and the sayings provide encouragement, motivation, and inspiration with which it is often easier to breathe.

          Thanks again! Wahooo!

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