Did you see the stevia contest winners yet? I updated them.
On Being Thankful
I had a great birthday yesterday, thanks to your comments and lots of wishes from friends and family all over the country and even around the world. I’m so thankful to have met so many people through this blog and this healthy living community! And I’m thankful for technology that lets me stay in contact with friends and family that I otherwise would not see or talk to.
I was in a pensive mood yesterday, and I was thinking about being thankful, and being happy, and I came to the following conclusion:
If you are happy, that is all that matters.
At the end of my (hopefully very long) life, I want to look back and think, “wow, I was a happy person, and I spread that happiness to everyone I knew.” That would make me feel accomplished. And happy! It’s the little things in life that are important, right? Little things like…
- hugging your friends/family/spouse/significant other
- taking time to savor life (and food, yum)
- being proud of the little things that you do really well at your job
- finishing a Friday crossword (ok, that hasn’t happened yet)
- learning something new
- and so on.
I’m thankful for lots of simple (foodie) things, like seasonal and organic heirloom tomatoes that my mom gave me last weekend…
Chopped heirlooms with a simple dressing of soy sauce, vinegar, and peanut oil.
I’m thankful that I can make time for a relaxing cup of tea each day.
Earl grey tea from a dear friend.
And I’m thankful that I can enjoy coconut cookies for breakfast (recipe to come).
Coconut cookies in my big breakfast mug.
What are you thankful for?
I am also thankful for my yoga challenge (join me!), and thankful that I have the chance to do another giveaway… so stop back tomorrow! Other upcoming posts include a post about wine, my Project Food Blog post, and something else I am currently forgetting. I must be getting old 😉