Tim’s Grateful 8

I Have Had the Burger to Write 8 Things

1. I’m grateful for running gags and inside jokes

Tim Ebl
6 min readDec 1, 2023


A boy looks longingly at a burger, he slicks his lips, ready to eat, I have had the burger, Tim’s Grateful 8
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First, there is the question.

Then there is the search.

Finally, you get the answer.

“What’choo talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?” — Gary Coleman, Diff’rent Strokes

You’re the captain of your mind’s ship. You decide where that ship sails. If you don’t decide, the wind blows it around, currents take it to Timbuctoo. Your mind gets boarded by pirates.

“You don’t know my mind, Tim! I can’t get it to do stuff! It’s just all over the place. I can’t feel gratitude when all this world is pressing on me. I have a situation here.”

Yup. We all do.

Can I offer you a way to set the tone? A way to steer that ship in your head just a tiny bit?

Ask a question. Your brain loves answering questions. Pick one that leads you down a garden path instead of into a dark back alley.

Ask, “What is one good thing that happened to me this week?”



Tim Ebl

I help busy guys lose the dadbod, get their energy back and feel 20 yrs younger!. tim@simpleprimalfitness.com