As any reader of this blog may have noticed, I get very, very excited about food. (My friend Joe says I hum when I bite into something delicious.) Half of the excitement is the taste, but the other half is the appearance. Take this blood orange:
I mean, WOW! I could stare at it forever! So, so beautiful! The same goes for these soaked almonds:
Deeeeeeply appreciating the taste and appearance (and the basic existence) of everything I eat is a huge part of the gratitude I feel every day. To me, cultivating gratitude means cultivating joy, so it's obviously pretty high on my priority list. If you take a minute out of your day to take a deep breath and feel real gratitude for just one thing, you'll see how hard it is to stay unhappy!
I am juice feasting today, and this was my breakfast this morning:
The juice of one lemon, the juice of one lime, 1 tbs. Vitamineral Earth and stevia in a quart of water. Mmmm. I am grateful.
In love and gratitude-