Vacation Juicing

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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? 

-nah
P.S. – Hoping each of you’ve had a wonderful week!

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Gratitude

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

our wedding

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.

May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

-nah

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Green: rainforest – Kakum National Park, Ghana
river dyed green – St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago, IL
grapes – Robert Mondavi Winery, Yountville, CA

Are you participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge?

-nah

Birmingham, Alabama

We’re in Alabama enjoying family as well as visiting many historic sites.  Unfortunately, we have sporadic Internet connection preventing me from uploading pictures.  Here are two . . .

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Are you traveling this Thanksgiving week? If so, to where?

-nah

For Good

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.

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…

Who has changed you for the good?

-nah