My book club is reading Mirabai Starr’s WILD MERCY. Each chapter ends with a prompt. Our latest prompt is: “My deepest desire is …” .
My first reaction is, I don’t know. I think how sad is that? So, I gave it a few days and this is what came up for me.
Finding Joy in the Everyday.
Laura from Garden Answer talks about “Romancing the Ordinary”. Romancing the Ordinary is using something beautiful instead of just focusing on function. She uses a beautiful tomato cage to hold her tomatoes in place instead of a bamboo stick.
I love my morning coffee ritual. I use a 12 oz glass Bodum French Press. I make my coffee bulletproof, of course, and I pour it into an insulated glass mug. I buy my coffee from a local roaster, Fair Mountain Coffee, in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. It is organic, fair trade and delicious!
It is so nice to eat a salad for lunch with my husband. Especially when the lettuce is in season and handpicked from my backyard garden.
I love looking out my kitchen window while doing the dishes. Right now, the zinnias are in full bloom.
It is not always easy to find the joy. I work on finding joy in driving Tom, my special needs son, to camp. He tells me the same stories over and over while listening to his favorite radio station, 1410 am. It is all about bringing the sacred into the ordinary. He is a blessing.
On a lighter note, I would also like a Big Chill refrigerator, a brick walkway, a trip to Mount Rushmore in a hybrid Volvo station wagon and a golden retriever puppy named Sophie. Oh, and learn to tap dance like Gene Kelly!
What are your deepest desires? Think about it and let me know. I would love to hear from you.
I love my simple vegetable garden. I planted lettuce, kale, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, a few herbs AND cute little organic red potatoes! I go outside every morning to pick lettuce, so I am all set for the day’s salads. It tastes so much better when you grow your own! I hope you have been inspired to plant a small garden, or maybe have a pot of basil on your kitchen window sill.
I am so glad that the April OutdoorFit Functional Fitness Challenge was to go outside everyday and work in the yard. Some days, I went out just to pull a few weeds. Other days I planted a vegetable garden, planted flowers and moved plants around. It was amazing how much I was able to get done! A huge benefit from all of this has been connecting with my gardening friends! We text each other, send videos and share tips! I love that I have a community of people who love the earth and physical movement here in NJ.
Movement, going outside, eating fresh greens from your garden is very important for your health, well being and feeling fabulous!
Are you feeling fabulous?
Here are a few fabulous tips.
Eat the best possible food that you can.
Hang out with Fit and Fabulous Energetic people.
Get a good night sleep.
Read a good book.
Drink lots of water.
Take high quality supplements.
Enjoy a glass of organic red wine!
Plant some lettuce.
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I have taken time off from the blog. I know I needed to post this the end of March. It doesn’t look good when you go to someone’s blog and they haven’t posted for two months. I have been busy!
April was a wonderful month in the garden. The April challenge was so gratifying. The Challenge was to go outside everyday and do something in the yard. There are so many health benefits even from just pulling a weed. I am sorry I never posted. I was obsessed with being outside, weeding, planting, and mulching.
May’s challenge is to do three eight point planks, 3 anchored bridges and 2 extensions. It is a recovery month from all of April’s gardening.
Planking with Elena. It is always more fun with friends!
Of course, I am still out pulling weeds and new Blue Kazoo Spireas are coming Friday from Proven Winners! Happy Mother’s Day To Me! Have you been planting? Leave a comment and a photo. I would love to hear from you!
They will have pretty white flowers soon!
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