During this time of the year it is so easy to lose balance in your life. The demands of the season can take its toll on our bodies and minds. Stop, take a Selah moment, and really decide what you want to do. How do you want to spend your time? Make a quality decision because you cannot satisfy everyone.
Don’t overeat or under eat. Make good choices and look for healthy options with your food.
Do you really have to attend every holiday dinner, party, parade or activity? Choose wisely and enjoy your time. You can’t be with everyone and do everything.
Physical activity is very important. Stretch, walk and even dance to some of your favorite songs. Being active is vital for good health.
Don’t be discouraged if you desire to give in a tangible way but feel you do not have the finances. Bake some bread, volunteer your time or just give someone a hug. It’s really the condition of your heart not the size or cost of a gift that really matters.
Rest and relax. Your temple, the body that God gave you is the only one you have. Never neglect your rest and relaxation.
Laugh out loud at least twice a day. The Bible says “A merry heart does good like medicine but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Most of all remember to spend time with the Lord each day.
Never forget….Healthy Living Equals a Healthy Life!
How many times have you looked across a dinner table and seen someone you loved sitting there with you? Have you ever anticipated the smile on someone’s face as you prepared a meal? What about a memory of a special time that was long ago, that involved great food and the love of friends and family?
That’s what “Share the Love” is all about! No matter what part of the world you live in, what your culture is or what generation you are, “food” has always been associated with warm, loving smiles, friends, family, bonding and special occasions. These are memories that we’ll hold dear from childhood until the end of our lives. Cherish them and create more of these special times so that you are sharing the love; because food and love go hand in hand!
Give some cookies to someone you love, share your recipe with a new friend, invite someone over to your home for a Tuesday night dinner and watch what happens! There will be smiles, laughter, interesting conversations, trivial tidbits, and at the end of the night a big ‘Thank you.” I’ll just bet some before the evening is over some hugs will be coming your way too!
Guess what I’m sharing tonight? The Coconut Delight Southern Cake! I can’t wait to see the smiles that appear after my friends take a bite of this moist, rich and delicious cake.
Sitting on the porch in the evening during the summertime is always a great end to a long day. Drinking Kool-Aid or Strawberry soda; playing marbles and watching the old folks sit on the porch and talk about what, where and why. No matter what the conversation was there was always a lot of laughing and eye winking.
The Frelix sisters (Sis, Monk, Honey and Doll) from Greenwood, Mississippi where known in Mesa, Arizona for their savory dishes, lots of good food and a no nonsense way of life. You could always go from house to house on any given Sunday or Holiday and eat until you felt like your sides were ready to burst open. Always welcoming whoever knocked on their door with a smile and a voice that said, “Come on in, get you a plate and sit down.”
There will never be a better time in life that is remembered, than growing up on Pima, Sirrine and Pasadena Streets in Mesa. Remembering the Frelix sisters sitting on the porch in the summertime…..Hmmm, I wonder how big their porch is in heaven.
Good southern cooks that made food with love that was…Simply Irresistible!