The Daily Challenge

Each of us probably has something he or she considers a daily challenge. For some people, it’s getting up in the morning. For others, it’s getting to sleep or staying asleep all night. And then there are people who are challenged by having to stay awake all day.

Some challenges are more serious than others. Putting up with impossible work situations, trying to solve financial problems that just won’t go away, making important decisions when none of the alternatives seem right–these are just a few of millions of difficulties a person might have to struggle with on a daily basis, and each one is important to the individual, even though it might seem less important to someone who has a different problem.

I have one or more of my own daily challenges. But the one I want to talk about is quite different. In fact, it’s not even a “daily challenge,” but “The Daily Challenge.”

I don’t recall when I first signed up for The Daily Challenge’s, uh, daily challenges, but I’ve been getting them for years now. Unlike other challenges I might face on any given day,  I can easily ignore one of these if I want to. And occasionally I do.

In fact, I would probably discontinue the program if I hadn’t made several good cyber-friends I would really hate to lose contact with.

If you’re not familiar with The Daily Challenge, you’re probably wondering what in the world it is. But first let me tell you what it isn’t. It is NOT a news item about something we need to start fretting about.

It IS about something that relates (sometimes questionably) to health and well being. The partial screenshot below is an example of one of the challenges that–to me, at least–was of questionable value. I’m sure some people complete these these challenges just to get the points, but I see less point in acquiring points than I do in some of the challenges themselves.


Don’t get me wrong, though. I’ve learned (and, unfortunately, forgotten again) some nifty exercises. And it feels good to mark a challenge “Done” when it’s something I’m already doing. Like eating whole grain bread that day or a fruit or vegetable that contains a particular nutrient.

Today’s challenge (I’m writing this the Friday before I post it) was to have a meatless meal. What sacrilege! By the time I saw that, it was too late to leave the tiny piece of ham off of my breakfast sandwich. But I’ve recently started having peanut butter sandwiches fairly often, and what could be more tastefully and tastily meatless than that?

Please don’t let the fun I’ve poked at The Daily Challenge keep you from checking it out. Who knows? You might learn something that will help you with one of your more serious daily challenges. Learn about it at this URL.

NOTE: Various people have complained about not being able to find or leave comments. Go all the way to the bottom of this post, beneath my “Best regards, Roger.” On the very bottom line of that last section just above the previous post you’ll see “Leave a Comment” if yours will be the first or “X Comments,” where  X denotes the number of existing comments.


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