I will only...
Hold those in my heart,
Have things in my home,
and put food in my mouth,
that nourishes me.
J. I wrote myself this little mantra about three years ago. It was a realization that came after a few years of feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis. What I came to understand, with a lot of guidance from V., was that I am in control, all the time, of how I feel about....well, just about everything.
I've framed this little quote and it hangs in my downstairs bathroom. I read it every day as a reminder that I am the captain of my ship.
Last night was dinner with the family, and a family friend at Lindsay's. Our first barbeque of the season...small amounts of steak, sausage, salmon and trout, perfectly seasoned and tenderly cooked. Accompanied by a delicious, fresh potato salad of baby-red potatoes (skin-on to retain as much of the nutritious benefit as possible), thinly sliced red onion, scallion and jalapeno pepper and a wonderful fresh green salad. Food to nourish the body and companionship to nourish the soul.