Does food excite you? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you enjoy talking about food with others? I am raising my hand to all the above and then some because I also enjoy eating the food. Well, why not start a recipe club!
I would like to introduce you to my latest dining room table centerpiece.. I tend to change them seasonally but this not always a rule, it’s more of a guideline (lol) depends on my mood! I chose Aphrodite very carefully. We are in Spring and the earth is renewing, the birds are singing, people are out enjoying the weather. It’s time for love and all things new. She makes me smile every time I walk into the room.
I call upon Heaven . and the benevolent Powers . that shaped us in the dawn of time . and guide us still . to bless this place, its people, . and all that they hold dear. . May all be blessed . with optimal wellness, . with abundance and prosperity, . with love and peace, . with joy and fulfillment!
You know all those niggly icky little judgments you have running through your head non-stop about everyone around you? Being a meditator of over 40 years, I know that thoughts are like clouds in the sky and have no more significance than you give them energy.
Yesterday, I had a conversation that I found confusing. Not only because of what was being said, but because of why I was even a part of the experience. I believe I continued the conversation, long beyond the point of sensible, because I wanted to give it the opportunity to make sense. When it didn’t I even asked the other person to explain why they had reached out in the first place. His response? He had been chatting with a mutual friend and wondered whatever had happened to “crazy Annette.”
Steve Reeves entered our world on January 21, 1926 and left it on May 1, 2000. During his 74 years on our planet he lived a remarkable life and inspired many people, including myself, to live a fuller, healthier life and to actualize our potential as human beings.
For quite a while now, I have been posting encouraging statements on my Facebook page every morning. It’s fun and designed to remind people that they have more going for themselves than they might remember. I end each of the collection of statements with the words: GO YOU!! It’s like having a cheerleader giving you a pep talk! The responses have varied from those who flat out deny that they can relate, to the statements of emotional gratitude that someone cares. I would like to say that I originated this idea but I must give credit where credit is due.
I was thinking about all the things I have, to be grateful for in my life. Sometimes it boggles my mind. What makes an even greater impression is how terrific that makes me feel, it is as though I cold float on air. Just a few minutes each day to place my focus on my blessings helps me get through the rest of the day. If I should encounter something during the day that could pull my focus into a place other than feeling blessed, I take a breath and focus back on my blessings.
What is it that I need today? A question that I like to ask myself in the morning. How will I best serve myself and others? This process allows me to greet the day with purpose and connection to my heart.
Ever read something and think, “Gee, I resonate with that!” That’s what happened to me the other day. I follow several blogs and when this post came to my email, I felt the resonation BIG TIME. The title of the post asked, “What Can You Do This Year That You Couldn’t Do a Year Ago?” I had to think about that for a moment, and as I thought, I began to smile for there WAS something I could do now that I could not do a year ago. (more about that later)
Halloween… Does it inspire you to do anything special? In my household, Halloween inspires an immense amount of creativity. My sister, Lorraine, is a bona-fide, dyed in the wool Halloween groupie! She will decorate anything that stands still long enough to be draped or lit up with a candle. Not that I am complaining, mind you. It’s truly a magnificent experience to watch her ponder the possibilities and then carry out her wildest imaginings. That would be both inside as well as outside of the house.
I am a coffee addict! There I said it. I love everything about it, the smell, the flavor and the caffeine! Trying a new blend or experimenting with different homemade creamers or syrups is a fun past time for me.