For those of you who receive our newsletter, you might have seen this recipe included in the last one that was sent out on Friday. But, this recipe is just too good to keep a secret, and we want to make sure you get a chance to drink it up. Keep reading to get to the actual ingredient list!
The first month of the year has come to a close, and on the eve of February 1st- it is a perfect time to take stock of what we have accomplished during the last 4 weeks. Sometimes we can be so focused on the things that we "should" be doing, the things that we can check off the To-Do list (that seems to always be getting longer and longer). But what if we took stock of all the things we accomplished? Without judgment. What if we shifted our view to one of celebrating everything? Even the things that at first we think are negative or "bad" or we wish weren't happening. Perhaps it is these experiences that are the ones to celebrate the most. Because it is in these moments when we grow the most and learn the most about ourselves...opportunities to look at what beautiful lessons the universe are providing for us.
In cultivating gratitude for all of these moments, we can grow the feeling of sensation of gratitude inside of us. And with this yummy feeling inside- we can really just ooze more love and graciousness out- which enables us to get everything done that we have on the To-Do list with ease and joy. And, in the process, impact others and provide a space for them to also feel the love.
1. I am grateful for the discomfort in my neck, when I woke up this morning. At first, I was so annoyed and actually frustrated. But then, I found the perfect opportunity to stretch and move. If it hadn't been for the discomfort in my neck, I would have just jumped out of bed and pushed on with the day, rushing to get ready. But, instead I took a few minutes to stretch, to breath, to move my body- getting the blood flowing and the circulation grooving.
2. This morning when I slept over my alarm clock I felt guilty for a moment. But, then I stopped and reminded myself about being grateful and loving. This was the opportunity to love myself upon waking up, no matter what the circumstance or timing. Waking up with the feeling of love is one of the most important ways for me to start the day- because it then sets my mood and view of the entire morning.
3. Yesterday there was something that I had put off talking about with my best friend. It wasn't anything too serious, but it was important enough that it was taking up space in my thoughts. I could have kept avoiding it and putting it off. Instead, I took the uncomfortable situation as an opportunity to practice speaking my truth and what was on my mind. And, in doing so, we had the most wonderful conversation, talking into wee hours of the night.
Rose Almond Milk Latte
1 1/2 cups almond milk (you can use rice milk or goat milk) 1 tsp rose petals or 2 small dried roses 1/4 tsp cardamom 2 tsp honey (optional)
Directions: 1. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk with roses and cardamom. 2. Remove from heat and stir in the honey.