I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.

I’m Back! Another Pocketful of Joy

I took a long hiatus, but I’m back, and with a new direction. 

A lot has changed in my life in the past year, not the least of which was that,  July 19, 2016, hubby and I went vegan. Some of you might remember how sick I have been. 

I lost weight after gastric bypass surgery,  from 268 to 134, but gradually gained back to 240+. Then I began to lose weight inexplicably. I got down to 98 pounds,  and went to a specialist who told me that I was dying of severe malnutrition. He put me on digestive enzymes,  and I was able to gain to about 115, but it was a struggle to keep it on,  and I was still sick.  

Then hubby and I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives,  and decided to go vegan that very night. I’m now able to gain and maintain my weight. And I’m finally getting healthy! 

So,  my new direction is health based. I’m studying to become a master herbalist and a certified aromatherapist. My plan is to post a Wellness Wednesday every week to keep you apprised of my progress, and I still want to continue my Scripture Sunday.  

I hope you will enjoy it,  and perhaps get some benefits from my experiences. 

Is there anything you might want to know,  or want me to post? 

A Pocketful Of Joy to Fill Your Day 

Thanksgiving 2016

We made reservations in October to have a vegan dinner at a place called The Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, that we learned about from attending the Central Florida VegFest. It’s on the corner of Bumby and Amelia in Orlando, Florida, for anyone interested. I fell in love with the place! Great ambiance, delicious food!

They had our table ready for us!

First up was this delicious hot cider! Hubby had a draft natural brew root beer. (Non-alcoholic, of course)

Next up was this scrumptious fall squash soup.Hubby had their green bean casserole soup. It was so good! 

Then there was salad and rolls. We couldn’t eat the salad…hard to do when you don’t have teeth! But the rolls were very good.

Then there was the main course. Tofurky, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, creamed peas and pearl onions, cranberry sauce, and gravy, all vegan, of course! So much food! All so delicious!

Finally, there was the pumpkin pie with whipped cream…all vegan. I almost forgot to take the picture! But I was so full, hubby had to finish it! 

All in all, it was a very enjoyable night, and we will be going back!

I’m so grateful for all my many blessings, better health, a home that’s paid for, a loving and attentive husband, and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, just to name a few.

What are you thankful for today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day