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Friday, February 27, 2009

Just an Overall Great Day

Yesterday was such a nice day. It started with checking my emails and receiving a message from Dhrumil of We Like it Raw. He has created a page called Masala that lists" the hottest mix of raw food blogs online". I was humbled and honored that my blog would even be mentioned. It feels good knowing that somebody is reading my jumbled blogs. I love sharing my experiences and stories. Even better I love receiving comments from others stating that I have helped them. How cool is that?

I took my little poochie, Hailee out for a morning walk and just savored the gorgeous weather. I feel so lucky to be alive and have my life. I have so much to be thankful for. I am smart, healthy, and creative. I have 2 awesome kids that I spend lots of time with. I have a home that I can play around with decorating and gardening. I live in Southern California and we have such mild weather. It's funny how fast we can forget these things and we always seem to find room for complaints on where we are lacking. I really want to turn that around and only see what is going right in my life. It definitely far out weighs any nitty gritty complaints I may have.

I came home and read 2 chapter "Loss of Innocence" from "Mastery of Love" by Don Miguel Ruiz to my children. This is such easy reading and they understand the message. Wow, this really put me in my place as a mother. It explains how children are tuned into love and enjoying the present moment. As parents condition and dump our "hell" on our kids and they develop emotional wounds like shyness, fear, etc... Our kids start to try to please us (parents, teachers, etc) for approval. Anyhow, I was brought to tears. I love and adore my children. I know they are my teachers and they remind me about real life. So much of our existence is fluff. I want the real stuff, the good stuff. The stuff that matters. I want to live in love all day long. I actually said my goal for the day was to "make love all day long". That is my ultimate goal. I may not be there 100%, but I'll tell you what, each day I try I grow by minutes. Before I know it I'll be there. Practice makes perfect.

My kids and I played around in the kitchen and created this. I love when I just whip something together without any planning. It's always a surprise. I had some serious sweet tooth going on and instead of eating something really off the charts we had made chocolate ice cream by blending frozen bananas with cacao. We just kept going from there and this is a quick video of what we came up with. Meg wasn't in the mood to be on the camera so she acts a little silly, but kids will be kids.



Then a beautiful gift wrapped book came in the mail from Matthew Kenney. He sent me his book "Entertaining in the Raw". Of course it is beautiful and he truly is a genius. Sorry to keep repeating it Matthew, but it's true! I remember last year thinking there needed to be a book for raw entertaining. Ta da...here it is. Literally, my daughter and I sat and went through every picture salivating. I really didn't know which recipe to try first. So, of course Matthew recommend I make the basil wrappers. DOH! I should have known, he had sent me that recipe before the book came out last summer. Oops! Well, you don't gotta tell me again... I am on it! I'll post a video of the final product as long a you guys realize it won't be nearly as pretty as his photos show.

Anyhow, I just enjoyed a simple mellow day filled with lots of hugs and cuddles with my kids. I felt centered and balanced. So, I want to keep up with my daily goal to make love all day long. I can see how one day went and I look forward to more. Just thought I'd share. :)

4 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

I'm going to Matthew's restaurant soon!

Aimee (Bitt) said...

your kids are gorgeous. you're daughter is all like, lemme eat mom!

Lauren said...

Wow that looks so delicious!!! YUM!!!

vP90x2009v said...

Hi Lori, I just discovered your blog and youtube and I am so happy! I have some health issues I am trying to heal/manage as I used to be pretty fit/lean/vibrant, etc. So, since I can not find supportive mentors in my real in person life I have started looking online. : ) Anyway, I subscribed to your youtube and blogger and I hope to be inspired by you. I have my before pics on my blogger too - same start weight as you. I am 5'4ish. Thanks for all that you do to inspire others - I love people like you. Have a blessed day! Virginia