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real gratitude

I live in an apartment.

I went for a walk today around town. I looked at all of the beautiful houses and thought, "I hope these people appreciate what they have! If I had a house and property like this, I would be so grateful!"

Then a still small voice said, "Are you grateful now?"

Tears welling up in my eyes, I thought, I used to be.

Maybe it's watching tv, looking at what everyone else has that has tainted my heart.

The Lord is so good. So patient. So loving.

He gently reminded me of all of the good things I DO have.

And then I thought.......I want to be grateful in every circumstance. Not WHEN I have a house, or lose weight, or anything. Right now I am grateful......in this moment.......in my heart.

A peace washed over me, like only God can do.

What is real gratitude? Grateful for only the things that make you happy or things that you enjoy?
Or everything? Every unwanted circumstance, every person that rubs you the wrong way. We are so quick to run f…

rainy day smoothie

Today I made a smoothie..........yum! :)

I put the following ingredients in my ninja blender and whooped it up!

2 handfuls total of a blueberry, raspberry, blackberry mix
1 banana
cup or two (depending on how you like it) of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon maca root powder
Tablespoon raw honey


When I woke up this morning I was starving! I used to just grab anything with my coffee, even if it was a chocolate chip cookie, just to satisfy my hunger. It's like I couldn't wait...........I didn't want to feel hunger. I have a lot of chilhood issues that threw me into an eating disorder and poor body image/self esteem. After many years of soul searching and therapy, I am so relieved to say, that's not an issue today.

Today, I was able to wait for my smoothie. I got my daughter off to school, my husband off to work, and then it was time to nourish myself with an antioxidant power packed smoothie!

Take the time to make foods and dri…