My whole family is sick. Patrick who never gets sick, is sick. I am the only one in the house without a hacking cough. Lucas has been coughing in my face all night long for the last few nights and I am silently hoping I stay the only one without a cough. I would love to tell you how gracefully I have been handling the wide awake nights but I am not one to lie. So the truth is I am about as crabby as it gets.
So as I walked past 5 smokers, one lady wearing an entire bottle of perfume, 2 kids asking me for money to donate to something and into the store I wasn't exactly feeling the message posted on the building. I was crabby, really crabby. I went in to buy the orange juice that Patrick requested (he is withering away with no appetite) and the store was packed. People everywhere. I had a moment where I wanted to communicate my crabbiness to all of them, but I kept moving through the store uttering nasty words to the person who wrote those calming words outside.
I paid for my orange juice and went past the kids asking for money, the many smokers and into my car. Driving away I felt so grateful to be in my car. I felt so grateful to have orange juice to bring back to Patrick. For a moment in my crabbiness I thought about those three words. Words I believe in.
Relax. Renew. Revive.
They aren't in a place, although a retreat with others making me dark greens with no children makes it easier to find. They are a state of mind. I can relax as I move through my daily routine and I can seek out ways to renew and to revive. In those few moments alone in the car, I found some gratitude and a moment of relax.
I'm back to crabby now. Still wanted to share this with you.
My 15 cleansers and I are on day 1 of 10 days and this is my favorite way to eat broccoli.
Sesame Broccoli In The Raw
3 cups of broccoli florets 2 Tb olive oil 1 Tb wheat free tamari soy sauce 1 Tb raw honey juice of 1 lemon 1 Tb tahini
1- tsp sesame seeds (optional)
Mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour onto the broccoli. Pour onto the broccoli and mix well. Top with sesame seeds.