Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Simplest Things

"I find relaxation, enjoyment, and healing in the simplest things in life."
- Louise Hay

Life often piles a lot of stress on us at one time and it is easy to forget to stop and enjoy the "simple" things that bring us so much relaxation, enjoyment, and healing.

~All four of us were busy with various activities and responsibilities this week so it was nice to take a long car ride together last night in Steve's new (used) car with the windows open and the music blaring. He has been driving an old junker for a long time and it felt good to see his excitement about the new car and to know that I am helping to contribute to it by adding on an additional class for a while.

~With our busy schedules I haven't seen much of Steve during the week which I really don't like. On Saturday morning we both just happened to wake up around 2:30am and couldn't get back to sleep. It was nice to have that quiet time together without any interruptions (well, other than Izzy who kept trying to lay in between us for pets).

~Friday was rough for me for many reasons and when Steve came home he gave me a huge hug. When he wraps his arms around me, I feel all the stress moving out of my body.
~On Friday I went to lunch with a good friend. We spend time together but usually with our kids nearby. It was really nice to go out alone and talk. Thanks Leanne for listening!

~I am starting the Body Ecology Diet on Tuesday. Yesterday I met my friend Olif at Whole Foods where we discussed fermented veggies, coconut water kefir and our menu. Olif is in school right now to be a naturopath and with her busy schedule I don't see her as often anymore. I really enjoyed getting together yesterday and today we are meeting again at an Asian store to pick up some more things. It will be encouraging to have her on the diet with me.

~This morning my mind feels clear and I feel excited about new changes coming my way. I have nuts soaking, coconut water fermenting for my kefir and veggies in the refrigerator ready to be cut and fermented. I dreamed about fermented veggies last night. I am taking that as a good sign. Whenever I think about this diet, I see myself sitting crossed legged. That is my big goal. I am so excited to get started!!!

Any "simple" things that happened to you this week that added to your relaxation, enjoyment and healing?