Weight Weight Just Love Me – Prime Time – Day 23

Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT

I'm built for dips in cold water - today I'm celebrating my prime time by swimming in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast. I'm wearing my wetsuit though as the water temp is a brisk 55 degrees. Brrrrrrr.......

Everything has a prime time where it’s unique beauty comes alive in its own magical way. Old piers, random numbers, everyone we meet….

Today I’m celebrating the wonderful number 23.   Since my dietitian was born on the 23rd as was my mother,  I’m celebrating both of them too.  There is significant lore relating to the number 23,  which I can neither refute nor validate.  However, in total weirdness, today is 10/13 – that adds up to 23.  Coincidence – hmmmm.  I did not know when I started this I would be on the 23rd day of this challenge on 10/13.  And yes I know there is a tendency to find meaning where none exists – even so there are some pretty interesting things about the prime number 23.  (Prime numbers are only divisible by themselves and 1).  I found some interesting mathematical facts about the number 23 (some pulled off Wikipedia):

  • This is the only prime number made up of two consecutive prime numbers.
  • It is also the first prime number made of the sum of three consecutive prime numbers – 5+7+11.
  • The sum of the first 23 primes is 874, which is divisible by 23, a property shared by few other numbers.
  • In a population of 23 people, there is a 50% chance two of them will have the same birthday.

There are a number of other interesting mathematical characteristics of 23, but they are beyond my engineering math capability.

And what they heck does this have to do with loving myself more?   Well, since I’ve now been loving myself more for three weeks, I’m feeling like I’m in my prime and special in my own unique ways, just like the number 23 – living out a magical existence.  My life is blessed beyond measure.  My children are healthy, both now graduated from college, and launching in their respective careers.  My businesses continue to provide valuable services and sustain a number of families who support them.  I have caring, engaging and stimulating friends. I love my work and how it brings meaning to my existence.  I am deeply consumed by a variety of passions that keep a fire in my belly for life. Loving me more brings all this into vivid focus and enhances my joie de vivre.  What a great new habit to create.


Kate’s comment: and I’m 23 years old! There’s an entire movie about the number 23 and the weird things around it – “The Number 23” starring Jim Carrey. Once you start looking for all of the crazy things about the number 23, they start appearing. Kind of like the “blue car effect” – you really start to notice something once you start looking for it. Weight Weight Just Love me is 23 days in and you’re finding all new ways to love yourself because you’re looking for them. The ways were there all along, just waiting for you to find them. Keep it going.

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