Food

Today was a good food day and a good all around mental health day. The snow was falling here changing over to rain mid morning, a good day to stay inside and relax. Mid way through the day I decided to make some black beans and kale, it was nice to take the time to cook and add all the spices. While I am not the worst cook in the world I usually leave the cooking up to the little lady as her skills are far better than mine. I had the kale and beans for lunch and she made a nice dinner which lead to some tea.  I feel great getting into bed tonight. I try to eat healthy most days but the convineince of crap food ropes me in sometimes. If you really think about it, it is amazing the amount of food that is sold that doesn’t begin to come close to real food. I think about how much time in family life used to be devoted to cooking and how that time is spent working longer hours and eating microwaved food now. When I take the time to sit down to a meal I try to say a prayer and think about all the things that went into preparing that meal.  The farmer who grew the food, the truck driver who got it to the store, the hours I worked to pay for it, the time that went into preparing it and everything in between. When I take the time to do that I am not only more connected to what I am eating and then more wisely about what I will do with the energy I gain from the food but I am more grateful.  It’s easy to take things like this for granted but I try to remember there is a great many people to don’t have regular access to a consistent food supply.  I hope you get to eat for life and help today with the ones you love.

Peace Love Das

Grateful

Well its as good a time as any to talk about being grateful and not only saying it but showing it.  We all have something most of us many things to be grateful for.  It is amazing how we can move away from gratitude to taking things for granted at light speed.  There are many things in our lives that would be completely heart breaking if taken away yet we take them for granted.  Things like health, shelter, a hot shower, food, friends, jobs and relationships.  I am very grateful for the things and the people/relationships I have in my life today.  I try to show it too but that was not always the case at one point in my life I took everything for granted and didn’t really do a hill of crap for anyone and I was miserable totally focused on what I didn’t have.  Today much of the same things materially are in my life and I am grateful for of them but the relationships are far better cause I don’t take them for granted.  I try to focus on the positive cause it impacts others positively and hey its a lot better than being miserable all the time trust me I know.  But do we show we are grateful?  I sure try to and I will give you some examples.  I have a job its a pretty good job, well the best I ever had so I show up to work and do the best I can on any given day.  I have family and friends I love so I try to be there for them and let them know how much they mean to me.  I dig the companionship my cat gives me as well as the laughter he causes on a regular basis so I feed him, pet him and give him some treats.  I have a girlfriend who when I was single I would do a lot to get she is awesome and a big part of my life so I try to do nice things for her like open a car door, do some dishes and all kinds of stuff.  The point is people tend to take a lot of stuff for granted, if we are truly grateful for stuff show it.  Sometimes we treat strangers better than the people who have been around us showing support and love its time to stop all that.

 

Well that’s my two cents for the night drop yours in the comments I would love to know what’s on your mind

 

Peace Love Das