In an attempt to take better care of myself, I've been limiting my intake of certain products to one day a week. Saying no to cravings is not only good for the physical body, but the spiritual body, as well. One of the gifts of the Spirit is temperance, and I've discovered that it makes life sweeter when I practice being temperate.
I could have made a healthier choice than pancakes, but instead of piling on the maple syrup and butter, as I would usually do, I found them equally satisfying with fresh strawberries and a dollop of whipped topping, containing almost no sugar. As it turned out, I filled up before the plate was even empty.
On the way home from church Sunday, I texted my niece and said, “I need a pic of pie today.” A few minutes later, this one came through, making me laugh right out loud. I’ve been going back and smiling at it ever since. Now that right there is enough sugar to sweeten any day of the week. I couldn't help but share it with my peeps. You’re welcome.
As I write, an afternoon sun makes its way toward the horizon, sending light and warmth through the front door. I am listening to this collection of music and finding the day's worries are no match for Keith Kenniff's classical piano.
A few years ago, I hosted a blog party that was all about simple pleasures. Every week, I looked forward to seeing what the participants had discovered. Even though I no longer host this party, I still look for the simple pleasures in my world, and I'm never disappointed by their abundance, by their ability to lift my spirit and bring a satisfaction that runs deep.
Until next time, dear friends, I'd love to know what simple pleasures you're finding tucked in the hours of your day.
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