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.

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Blogmas 2017 Day 15

Holiday nails!

I haven’t had a manicure since before we went to Denver the first of October. So today I wanted a little holiday cheer. Had a nice chat with Julie, the lady who does my nails. 

Sometimes you have to take time out for yourself. I’ve been so sick lately, I had to put some positivity back in my life.

What are you doing to take time for yourself?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 14

Warm holiday drinks.

I’m drinking hot herbal tea, because I think I have the flu. But there’s always hot cider, hot chocolate, or just a plain old cup of Joe for those of you who drink it. 

Being vegan, I don’t do dairy, but there are plenty of alternatives. 

Right now, I’m just sitting back and enjoying my tea.

What kinds of drinks remind you of Christmas?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 13

A delightful Christmas dinner.

We were out all day today, so hubby treated me to a delicious meal from Dixie Dharma, one of our favorite vegan restaurants.

I had the TLT and braised collards. A perfect southern meal! The sandwich was a tempeh, heirloom tomato and arugula mouthful. I had to bring half of it home!

Scrumptious! 

It’s nice to take some time out during this hectic season for a treat. Let someone else cook for you!

How are you treating yourself this Christmas?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Today we ran some errands, made some appointments, and had a generally full day.

In order to maintain health, one doesn’t have to run marathons or even join a gym. All we need to do is get some sunshine (it helps that I live in Florida!) and stay active. 

Because of my recent injuries, I haven’t been able to do much, but I can do something. Today was the perfect day!

What are you doing to stay healthy today?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 11

Christmas scents!

Aside from the therapeutic properties of essential oils, they can also give your home the holiday feel. 

I posted this picture of three good ones, frankincense, peppermint and clove bud, but then I thought of another one you could add to the collection. Fir. 

You can also get myrrh, but I’m saving my pennies for that one!

What scents are wafting through your home this Christmas season?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 10

Christmas programs. My favorite by far is Handel’s Messiah. I’ve actually been privileged to sing solos from the work…O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Judah and He Shall Feed His Flock Like A Shepherd. 

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir actually does a sing-along every year where you can go and sing this masterpiece with them.

As a sidenote, did you know it took only three weeks for Handel to write this?!

My second favorite program is The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. And then there’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

I LOVE Christmas!

What are your favorite Christmas programs?

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