“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
– Richard Bach
I love that little man~
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
‘Take only ONE. God is watching.’
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note,
‘Take all you want. God is watching the apples’
A smile to share with you all.
Thank-you to my sister-in-law for sending this email to me.
No Bake Balls
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp molasses
Small chopped nuts
Roll into balls.
I roll them in coconut after too.
~Source: The above recipe and photo is from my niece. Thanks so much Miranda.
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
~Source: Face Book
The above recipe is familiar to the top one.
Since I love coconut, next time I will try the ‘no bake balls’.
The ‘energy bites’ were yummy~
They are so quick to throw together.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~Mother Teresa
I always feel kindness starts within ourselves.
Give someone a smile today.
Put down your technology of choice and really listen when others are talking to you.
Share some kindness in your world.
Have a terrific weekend~
“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”
– Virginia Satir
I enjoyed a power walk with my daughter early this morning.
The sun was shining and we kept on walking.
4 miles/6.43 KM.
I love to be able to go on these walks with my daughter and catch up on our news in this busy world.
It warms the heart to take some time for the two of us.
Take the time to do something that will warm your heart today~
A hug is a great gift. One size fits all and it’s easy to exchange.
Give a spiritual hug by sitting in quiet prayer.
Give a hug of Faith by speaking words of encouragement.
You deserve a hug today.
Once you plan to make exercising a lifestyle routine, it will automatically stick.
Boys are fun too! He is so observant and I just love his curiosity.
My daughter is very much into fitness as well and it makes me so pleased to see it all being instilled in my grand kidlets.
Hiking, walks and runs are a few of the many activities, my daughter involves the grand kidlets with.
It is a ‘lifestyle routine’ for us all. My gym workout was done early this morning and it is a part of my weekly routine. If I am not at the gym, I am running or long power walks.
My Hubby and I enjoy long walks together.
Fitness is good for us.
It works for me and I love the results.
Although I still have lingering pain in my upper back and neck from a car accident a number of years ago, exercising does help to a certain degree. My doctor says to keep my muscles strong as it will help with some of the pain.
Exercising is good for me emotionally and along with those feel good endorphins, it all keeps me smiling.
Take good care of yourself and do the best you can with whatever fitness of your choice.
It does mean so much that we still remember Valentine’s Day after being together 43 years. We work hard at making every single day special.
Delicious Heart shaped ‘Red Velvet Cake’ I baked for my favorite Valentine.
Red Velvet Cake
The secret to this fluffy from scratch cake? Buttermilk, plus a touch of cocoa and coffee!
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 bottles of red food coloring (1 oz. each)
3 tablespoons of brewed coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
Cake: Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
Lightly butter 2 (9 inch round pans) I used heart shaped pans being Valentine’s Day.
Line bottoms with parchment paper, butter bottoms.
In a medium bowl, put in the 2 1/2 cups of flour, cocoa and baking powder.
In a large bowl on high speed, beat 3/4 cup of butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add food coloring, coffee, vanilla and salt, beat until combined.
On low speed alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk until just combined.
In small bowl, combine vinegar and baking soda.
Add to batter, beat just until blended.
Divide batter between pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted into centers comes out clean.
Cool on racks 15 minutes.
On high speed, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in icing sugar until fluffy.
Place one cake layer on serving plate, spread with 1 cup of frosting.
Top with remaining cake layer and spread remaining frosting over cake.
This is a recipe that I found in a Women’s World Magazine~
Needless to say, I did enjoy some of this yummy cake.
Thank God I was at the GYM first thing in the morning.
Happy Valentine’s Day~
Have a wonderful day regardless if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not.
Rules For A Healthy Living~
Less Soda, More Water
Less Alcohol, More Tea
Less Sugar, More Fruits
Less Meat, More Vegetables
Less Worry, More Sleep
Less Anger, More Laughter
Less Words, More Action
~Source: Dr. Josh Axe
Beautiful words and I do try my best with all of these.
I was at the gym bright and early.
Thank goodness I am a morning person, as I don’t know if I would make it to the gym late in the day. I like to get my fitness done early and then get on with my day.