Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Surround Yourself . . .

Yesterday I got to catch up with one of my dearest friends.  We're not physically far from each other, but life seems to get in the way too often and here it is the end of the year and we hadn't caught up with each other.  It was so very good to talk, and catch up, and reaffirm that we're both still here.

I have a number of friends like this - I'm very lucky that way.  Yesterday I pulled a Soul Support card (different from the Power Thought cards I was using earlier this month).  I got these when I was at Kripalu in May, and I pull one most mornings - whatever comes next in the deck.  Here's what yesterday's said:

Surround yourself with people you love being yourself with.

A strong message for us all.  Life is short and I believe we are meant to live it with joy and purpose.  Surrounding ourselves with people who love and accept us just as we are is one of life's great joys.  I feel like it gives us the safety of being ourselves while still exploring and learning.

Thanksgiving is in two days - I'm roasting some Brussels sprouts, and I'm making a Jello mold, as well as bringing the cranberry sauce - which isn't actually sauce.  Those of my family who like cranberry sauce like the kind that comes from the can.  One of my few concessions to high fructose corn syrup, although I will certainly be looking for some without it.

I'm thinking red Jello with fruit cocktail . . . I've never actually made it before  :-D  Cross your fingers  :-)

This is actually called the Thanksgiving Theme  :-)

I am thankful for friends who even though you haven't talked in months,
 you pick up like you saw each other yesterday.


Michelle said...

When I found some cranberry sauce without HFCS at Grocery Outlet, I stockpiled as much as I afford to, since I try VERY hard not to buy or eat that stuff! I think I have one box (aseptic carton) left....

Glad you made time to see your friend. Yes, we all need to do that more!

A :-) said...

I know, me too, but jellied cranberry is one of my rare concessions :-)

We weren't able to catch up in person, but a good long jaw on the phone was nearly as good. :-)