Some of the best advice I’ve heard in quite some time… a little dose of courage for today’s Happy Gram.
There have been so many new babies born this spring, cousin’s babies, best friend’s babies, babies, babies, babies. To celebrate I leave you with one of my favorite pieces of poetry.
From Khalil Gibran’s the Prophet:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness,
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Some cute baby animal noises to brighten your day. Enjoy!
In case you haven’t noticed by my lack of update posts about my diet, water intake etc… I have miserably regressed with my diet this year. Life and stress got the better of me. To kickstart a change toward healthier eating, I decided to try the “diet water” that I have seen floating around the internet. Because there are so many versions of this I’m not sure who to give credit to, but it isn’t my original idea (if only I was that clever). I’m sure this won’t be a miracle, but it does taste great and it is an awesome way to start the day.
I have seen versions of this with cayenne being used. You can do this if you wish, but in my opinion, yuck!
We use a zero water filter, and place this in a glass pitcher. Assemble the ingredients at night and allow to sit in the refrigerator until morning. Drink the entire pitcher over the course of the next day. This isn’t a fast, eat healthfully! I have used the same cucumber/lemons for two nights in a row, then I switch to a new batch. I will post an update with results as soon as I have something to report
A little more motivation for you as today’s Happy Gram. Enjoy!
A dose of kindness to help restore your faith in humanity. Enjoy!