my plate…

I grew up in the days of the food pyramid. It didn’t mean much to me then.

I am thankful for the fresh perspective of “My Plate….”

I find it takes some real planning  to have a full plate!

I find “My Plate”  is a reminder to me of planning and balance…

It is a good picture to have hanging at my desk as I work through my cravings…

It is a good picture to have on my fridge when I am feeling rushed and tempted to grab something and go…

It is a good picture to have when I plan my meals out…

I would encourage you to print a picture of “My Plate” and allow it to inspire you. Remember beyond the Vegetables and Protein, the Dairy Grains and Fruit is a healthier you (and me)….

Laughter…

Tonight the girls (my mom, aunt, and two sisters and I) took my Dad out to celebrate his birthday. We ended with dinner at Great Lakes and had a great table in a quiet spot. Conversation was good and covered a wide array of topics.
I believe one of the best thing that happens when we are together is that we laugh.

We laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh. Often, after we laugh at something that really seems funny, we find ourselves laughing at our laughter.

Perhaps the funniest thing is that we may not even be very funny, but we sure all think we are.
We may have only been a mile or two from home, but this quote sure rings true:

Laughter is an instant vacation.  ~Milton Berle

I hope you have someone with whom you laugh…be sure to spend some time with them this week. It is good for the soul!