This morning I sat down with my coffee and read my little devotional for the day. Here’s a little excerpt from it.
A letter from God:
Begin the day with open hands of faith, ready to receive all that I am pouring into this brief position of your life. Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. The best way to handle unwanted situations is to thank Me for them. This act of faith frees you from resentment and frees ME to work MY ways into the situation, so that good emerges from it. To find JOY in this day, you must live within its boundaries. ................
Today I will not complain about the weather (I did that yesterday, haha), I will not analyze my past or my future, and I will not let JOY swing by without catching it and sharing it today!!
Here’s an old Healthy Bite recipe that just might fill your tummies with JOY! I used this recipe last year, right around Easter. The flavors reminded me of Hot Cross Buns.
They are about the size of this…..
Joyful “Bun” BitesIngredients:
- 1 cup brown rice crispies
- 1/2 cup dried currants
- 1/2 tsp orange peel
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- plenty of cinnamon
- 1 heaping spoon of sunflower seed butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 to 4 tbsp vanilla protein powder.
Blend brown rice crispies and currents together in food processor. Transfer into a large bowl and add in all the remaining ingredients. Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. Makes about 12-13 balls. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
Calories 45; Fat 0.9g; Saturated Fat .1g; Cholesterol 0.0mg; Carbohydrates 7.2g; Fiber 1.1g; Sugars 4.0g; Protein 2g
To me, all these flavors just scream SPRING! And that my friends, makes me FEEL alive, makes me FEEL present, makes me FEEL joyful……..TODAY!
Are you soaking up the feelings of just being present? I think it’s a lot easier said than done, but worth all the effort put forth. Ha, I hope I even make sense today!
Welcome to my Mushy Monday…………….right Sable?