Weather Determines Whether
A winter storm is hovering around in my neck of the woods. Depending upon how the storm plays out, I may be able to go visit my elderly father-in-law, or I may not. If the snow is mild and the roads reasonably clear, I will go. If it is heavier and the roads are more deeply covered, I will stay home.
In the balance is whether or not today will be a "special occasion pipe smoking event" for me. If I go, it will be. If I do not go, I cannot really justify it as a "special occasion" and therefore I should refrain.... to refrain in that circumstance is the CORRECT thing for me to do in my goal to become the "special occasion pipe smoker" that I want to be.
Now, if I do stay home, I know it will be a bit rough for me, as I was looking forward to the event. I know I will have more of a challenge than usual in terms of refraining.
I hope that the weather is decent enough that I can go.
Today's (Friday's) Goal = 0 or 2 bowls (weather dependant)
Yesterday's (Thursday's) Goal = 0 bowls
Actual consumption (Thurssday) = 0 bowls