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.


Wellness Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Had lunch with some lady friends. We do it about once a month. I’d have taken a photo if I’d have thought of it. We went to a local Mexican restaurant where I had a veggie bowl (burrito bowl)…vegan, of course.

I’m tired tonight, so dinner is a simple Tofurky sandwich with vine ripe tomatoes, and this garlic cauliflower by Bird’s Eye (steamers) sounded scrumptious.

Simple, healthy, vegan. And I’m almost to 4200 steps. Good day all in all.

How are you spending your wellness Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Memories Monday, August 19, 2019

We have been sorting through our storage shed in preparation for a possible move, and today we hit paydirt! I found my two most cherished items that I thought were lost!

This camera was used to take every picture of my childhood. My aunt gave it to me over 40 years ago.

The other item is my older son’s French horn mouthpiece. It touched his lips countless times. When I press it to my lips, it’s almost as if I’m getting a kiss from him.

Neither one of these would bring any money at resale, but to me, they’re priceless!

What memories are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Breakfast is leftovers from last night. Broccoli, veggie burger, and hash browns done in my Cuisinart Griller, complete with Dillon Holmes no-cheese sauce.

Dillon has a YouTube channel titled Well Your World. And through it I purchased his cheese sauce and learned of another channel, Crocs in the Kitchen, where I learned the perfect way to use my Griddler.

I love learning. Especially about this plant based way of eating. I love being healthy again.

What are some of your favorite ways of learning?

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Memories Monday, August 12, 2019

This was taken about five years ago when we first moved over here. It’s a gorgeous sunset over the lake where we live.

I feel so grateful I get this kind of view on my daily walks! I guess the world is as beautiful as you choose to see it.

What memories are you mulling over today?

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Scripture Sunday, August 11, 2019

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I had a hypoglycemic reaction yesterday for the first time in awhile, and I wasn’t prepared. Once I got stable, hubby went to the store to replenish my supply of quick “sugar” to aid in my recovery. Things like orange juice. I don’t ever do sweets, so we just didn’t have anything in the house that was quick acting. I just ate some berries, and then dinner when it was ready. I layed myself down on the bed until I stabilized.

Hoping that won’t happen today, so starting off with my almost favorite breakfast. Potatoes, broccoli, and a no-oil, no-cheese sauce. (Plant based)

Delicious, filling, healthy. Just hope it’s enough calories to stay with me for awhile. #diabetessucks

How are you creating wellness in your life today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day