Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New food dishes for our Thanksgiving feast!

Just thought I would share two great new recipes that I will be putting on our table on Thursday...(I know I have still been a little quiet - decorating for Christmas, school activities, and making art minis for the gallery).

But anyhoo - here is a great way to do cranberry salad...called "Cranberry-Pineapple Minis". Click here for the recipe!

The other one is called "Citrus salad with bacon and red onion" - and can be found here. Look at this yummy picture!

I really, really, REALLY want to post pictures - but Kraft Foods is using some sort of flash player that I am unable to grab the video on their website to go here : (.

Have a happy Thanksgiving anyway!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gratitude and Happiness Quote

Well, I must be getting ready for Thanksgiving with the ideas of abundance and gratitude floating around in my heart the last few days!

This quote was the "signature" at the bottom of a friend's email today:

"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Unknown

So true!

By the way, I have many of my "miniature" (as they are technically defined) paintings at the Weatherford Firehouse Art Gallery miniature show here! (No painting photos here, just the Gallery info). We will see where the Lord leads next!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Idea of Abundance

Obviously I have been taking an "online" break! But I promise, promise, PROMISE I will finish the covenant series! (And there is another one cooking in my head!)

But for tonight I want to share with you a great blog that I have subscribed to - "Daily Worth". It is an intriguing place and is an encouragement to me in our present economic times....

I posted today's article here - but click on the link for more interesting thoughts from this gal:

By Ali Berlin on Monday November 16, 2009

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~ Wayne Dyer

Abundance is a state of heart and mind. When we can't perceive life as being good or even fantastic, we repel money, love, beauty, friendship and everything else we think we really want. Some of us feel more at home in chaos, so we invent problems and collect evidence to support what's wrong in our lives. No, we can't ignore reality altogether. Living abundantly merely means being able to accept our blessings without unconsciously sabotaging them. If you live in a constant state of sabotage, deal with it now. Your life is worth it.

Abundance starts with our willingness to see what’s real and wonderful now.

We have the capacity to shift our perceptions from scarcity to infinity. When we ignore the presence of family, friends, employment, money, food, water and health, we negate the basic expression of abundance in our lives. There is always something to appreciate. Instead of looking for what you think you want out of life, notice how you are looking at life. Then, consider what you can give to, not take from, this world.

Approval, appreciation and acceptance will lead us to a peaceful state of mind.
The more you approve of who you are, the more you'll feel invigorated, the more you’ll move with the current of life instead of against it. That's how you know you're on the right track. It takes practice, so be patient -- you may be undoing years of negative thinking. Take it one day at a time. Let me know how it goes, and how your bank account responds to your altered states of abundance.

I am ready to step into boundless worth as a human being.