Sometimes I must remind myself…

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Today was a juice and smoothie feast day.  Its getting to that point in the evening where its just best if I crawl in bed next to my guys and join them in sleep land.  As I prepared my lunch for tomorrow–a humungo salad with all the good stuff, I was thankful that I get to chew food tomorrow!  Seriously, its like Christmas Eve.

The end of the cleanse and the end of this month will bring some major changes.  Leif and I will be providing before school fun for a first grade girl and I will be teaching two afternoons per week!  While I’m nervous about the early mornings, I know its what’s best for our little family at the moment!  It will allow us to save a bit more and help significantly with the overseas trip we have planned for the summer!  It will also provide more structure to our week and maybe I’ll feel like less of a scatter brained if I have to be at the same place every day (or maybe not)!   The family we will be working for is absolutely lovely and I’m hoping it will be the beginning of something wonderful.

So, lots of wonderful things on the horizon.  Life continues to be a bit on the wild side but no matter what comes I’m going keep chanting this mantra to myself, “happiness is an inside job.”

 


“I’m interested only in the present.”

This week I’m reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  The main character is a shepherd from Spain.  He has reoccurring dreams about a treasure that he is to find.  He goes to a dream interpreter who is of little help but then he meets a “King” who tells the him all about the boys past and future.  After this meeting, the boy decides to go to Egypt to find his destiny—the treasure.

Upon arriving in Africa, the boy is robbed of all his money.  He finds a crystal shop and ends up taking up employment. He does great things for the shop owner, turning his dying business in to a flourishing one.  After 8 months, he has saved enough money to go home.  But, he doesn’t go home.  He decides to head out across the desert to find his treasure.
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