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, February 14, 2018

Today’s lunch. Avocado and tomato sandwich with Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning on whole wheat toast. One of my go-tos and one of my absolute favorites! Delish!

And for dessert, a date nut roll. Yummy!

Yes, we can eat healthy and still have all the flavor!

My vegan diet changed my life…actually saved it. I began to absorb nutrients and now, I’ve even gained a little too much weight! (Blush, blush)

But since I began my quest for a more healthy whole foods diet, I got rid of one pound this week! My goal is to get back down to 135. I was 164 last week. I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, I do still struggle a bit. I’d like to exercise more, but don’t want to reinjure myself, and sometimes I slip and eat some junk food. But all in all, I think it’s the best way to live. All I know is that it works for me, and despite everything, I’ve never been healthier.

What are some of your healthy choices today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Scripture Sunday, February 11, 2018

Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.

2 Nephi 32:3

Book of Mormon

What scriptures are you pondering today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I’m beginning to document my road back to health. I’m writing about my diet, lifestyle, and the essential oils that have been helping me along the way. I’m so tired of being sick. It’s not nearly as bad as it once was (as some of you know, I spent over 3 years bedridden) but I know it could be better and it starts with movement and cleaning up my diet.

So this lunch is a good example. It’s a fried rice, no oil, frozen stir fry veggies, and tofu. We bought the rice at the bulk store, the veggies at the dollar store, and the tofu at Wal-Mart. So it’s frugal as well.

We added 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce, and it was delicious!

And I’m moving. I’m taking it easy as to not injure myself, but I’m being consistent.

What are you doing to improve your health today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dinner tonight was leftovers. A simple potatoes and broccoli with a vegan cheese sauce, recipe from Jill McKeever’s OMG Good Instant Pot Cookbook.

I had some ground flaxseed and walnuts on top and spiced it with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning.

Delish! I’m also taking micro-baby steps in recovering my health. I’m trying to get some movement in every day. Today I walked while I watched a YouTube video. And then I stopped. I am taking it slow as to not injure myself again. So far, so good.

What are you doing to improve your health today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day