Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For the better...

Way back in January, I chose the word JOURNEY for my One Little Word. I wanted to be more aware - more present - on this journey of life. I wanted to see and experience more. I have to constantly fight the urge of worrying about the destination - the outcome - because I miss the actual events that take place along the journey. I wanted to make better choices. I wanted to speak out more for myself. I never have a problem speaking up for my friends or family, but when it comes to standing up for myself - I just don't really care...that much. BUT, I need to care. I don't need to stuff feelings down or put them aside just because I don't want the other person to feel bad.
So, I've been doing it. It hasn't been easy. I am making better choices for me. I am trying to slow down and look around. Telling myself to simmer down when I feel the need to start panicking about something... lol
I've started eating a Paleo Diet again and I hope I can just make it a part of my lifestyle. It takes planning and lots of will power. It's not the cheapest option either...but it's so worth it. I feel great and I've been losing weight consistently.
I'm making better choices about who I share my heart with...it's not always easy to reel myself in. I have a tendency to trust so easily. I am learning that I really need to guard my heart and be more careful who I allow to hold parts of it...
Naomi and Lily have such a sweet and innocent relationship. I wish that's how it will always be... Here they are sneaking a little sweet snack under the umbrella at the beach. =)
Here's a breakfast I made recently. It's a bacon and egg cup. I added asparagus to them too. The Bruce family was here for this so I made some that had bread and cheese for them, but I made a few without bread and cheese for me. =) Better choices, right?
Here's the easy recipe:
Grease a muffin tin ( I used butter)
Partially cook some bacon (enough slices to have one for each muffin cup)
Prepare your asparagus however you prefer. Mine is just sauteed in coconut oil and seasoned.
Line each cup with a slice of bacon and drop an egg into it. I break up the yoke with a fork. Then add the pieces of asparagus and salt and pepper. You could even use mushrooms, broccoli, etc.
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or when the eggs are cooked to the firmness you like.
***Optional: From a slice of bread, cut out circles with a cookie cutter to fit the bottom of each muffin cup. Put the circle of bread in the cup, then the bacon, then some shredded cheese and then the egg and veggies. Bake the same way.

Anyway, if we aren't doing things for the better, then what are we doing?
Are you surrounding yourself with people who are making you better? Do they bring out the best in you and you in them?
Are you surrounding yourself with things in your home that make you truly happy? I'm not talking about things that are expensive and untouchable. Things that make you smile, remember good things, inspire you...
Are you consuming food and drink that is making you better? Healthy food can be satisfying food. It can be tasty and colorful and exotic...even comforting!
Are you moving your body? Are you running, jumping, stretching, lifting, throwing...?
Are you listening to great music, reading great books, being creative in some way?
It's your choice. What do you choose?

Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better
And because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good.
(For Good~ Wicked Soundtrack)


  1. Oh how I love that song ... and your attitude! Good for you Sherry. I'm on a similar journey :)

  2. Oh, that egg cup recipe sounds delish! I'm going to try it - after it gets cooler here. Good for you on your journey - I'm cheering for you!

  3. i wish i could surround myself and my family with you and yours. you are my <3


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