We’ve had such an enjoyable week in Alabama spending time with our family. However, in strategizing how to circumvent a week of traditional southern cuisine and stick with our usual breakfast regimen, we hit a brick wall and shuddered with fear knowing the lack of healthy options prominently available.
Jamba Juice every morning? *searches Jamba Juice store locator* Not one in the entire state of Alabama.
Do we succumb and devour homemade biscuits covered in preserves, buttered grits, scrambled eggs and bacon? *in my Michael Kyle voice* Ehhhh no.
Do we take an additional luggage and pack our juicer? That’s crazy talk.
Hubs suggested we substitute our morning juices with the Naked juices. I was initially hesitant as I know how many products add sugars and still proclaim how natural and healthy they are. With a little research, I learned of their commitment to healthy living and a healthy world assuring consumers their products are free of additional sugars and preservatives. Dilemma solved. We’ve enjoyed these every morning and afternoon this week! And that Mighty Mango?!? Just like biting into my favorite fruit. I’m glad we’ve found a solution that allows us to maintain a sense of normalcy when we travel.
Have you tried Naked products?
P.S. – Hoping each of you’ve had a wonderful week!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark form another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted within us. ~Albert Schweitzer
To each person with whom we’ve been blessed to share our lives who make us happy, blossom our souls, whose sparks have rekindled ours and have lit us from within – you are immensely appreciated. We are thankful for their presence in our lives and hope we’ve had an equivalent effect on their lives.
Happy Monday! Full disclosure – I love Broadway musicals!!! LOVE!!! One of my favorites is Wicked. Each time I hear the song For Good, I am moved to tears. There are a few powerful messages expressed in this song; two of which being knowing a person has changed you for the good, and learning that your presence in someone else’s life has changed them for the good. In a lifetime, we have innumerable encounters with others. Many have absolutely no effect on our lives, some have the ability to change us for the worse and others change us for the good…for good. As we enter Thanksgiving week, I encourage each of us to reflect on those who have changed us for the good who you may have never acknowledged. Take time this week to share with them your immense gratitude.
For your listening enjoyment . . . For Good.
(Glinda):I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m who I am today Because I knew you… Like a comet pulled from orbit As it passes a sun Like a stream that meets a boulder Halfway through the wood Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew youI have been changed for good (Elphaba):It well may be That we will never meet againIn this lifetime So let me say before we part So much of me Is made from what I learned from you You’ll be with me Like a handprint on my heart And now whatever way our stories end I know you have re-written mine By being my friend… Like a ship blown from its mooring By a wind off the sea Like a seed dropped by a skybird In a distant wood Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you (Glinda):Because I knew you (Both):I have been changed for good (Elphaba):And just to clear the air I ask forgiveness For the things I’ve done you blame me for (Glinda):But then, I guess we know There’s blame to share (Both):And none of it seems to matter anymore (Glinda):Like a comet pulled from orbit As it passes a sun Like a stream that meets a boulder Halfway through the wood (Elphaba):Like a ship blown from its mooring By a wind off the sea Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood (Both):Who can say if I’ve been Changed for the better? I do believe I have been Changed for the better (Glinda):And because I knew you… (Elphaba):Because I knew you… (Both):Because I knew you… I have been changed for good…