Are you still here? It's been a while since you've updated your status or since I've seen you around... Hopefully you're just lurking and quietly still chasing your own goals but in case you're not, please remember:
People disappear for all sorts of reasons. Life gets in the way, we forget or change our views on what we deem is important, we get buried under stress, frustration, illness. We sometimes give up, throw in the towel, or just promise ourselves that once things get better/easier/calmer, we will hitch up our socks and come back fresh. We've all done it. We've all been there. And if perhaps, you just need a supportive hug, or a helping hand or a word of inspiration, please know that I am offering it to you with no judgment, no guilt. It seems like it's been a while since you've been here and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed.
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney
Please forgive the blanket letter but there were too many people to thank and simply not enough time to write personal notes to everyone...
Thank you so much for your support and friendship. I am happy to say that I am pretty much back up and running full steam and only have a couple more hurdles to jump to finally put this cancer battle behind me. Now I can look forward to concentrating on my original goals again and come the fall will (fingers crossed) be well on my way to being heathy and happy.
Coincidentally, this Friday, June 8th, is Best Friends Day. So for all those in your life that you are thankful for, please take a moment to reach out, give a hug and share a smile. Where would our lives be without the amazing support and friendship from someone like you?
As we are entering into the summer season (for those, like me, in the Northern Hemisphere), I would like to send this wish to you:
May you enjoy an everlasting renewal of energy and passion, for this is a time to celebrate the great potential you possess. May the sun shine upon you and fire up your heart to reach all of your goals and find joy in yourself and the world around you. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may you find energy, confidence, vitality and strength. This is the time to shine bright and show the world how beautiful you are. Embrace the summer-lit brilliance of each day and you will create a new life where all your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
"This Saturday, May 19, is the first annual Food Revolution Day, initiated by the Jamie Oliver Foundation."
Are you not familiar with the food revolution?? Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nDtr0mg co
"The day will happen in kitchens, homes and communities around the world. In dining rooms, in restaurants and gardens, it will spark conversations about real food and inspire people to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle through cooking together. It's a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world's food issues. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets, while promoting the mission for better food and education for everyone. To help celebrate, we've provided a selection of Jamie Oliver recipes from Cookstr to get you started. Find Food Revolution Day events near you" by copying and pasting this link: http://foodrevolutionday.com/index.html
More Jamie Oliver Recipes from Coosktr: (all with fabulous nutritional information!)
Pasta Peperonata http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta-pep eronata -------- Slow-Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes with Baby Leeks and Basil http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/slow-roas ted-balsamic-tomatoes-with-baby-leeks- and-basil -------- Roast Potatoes with Sage and Orange http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/roast-pot atoes-with-sage-and-orange -------- Red Grape Pizza with Honey, Rosemary and Pecorino http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/red-grape -pizza-with-honey-rosemary-and-pecorino -------- Classic Tomato Spaghetti http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/classic-t omato-spaghetti-nbsp -------- Vegetable Bhaji Salad with Sour Cream, Lemon and Cilantro http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/vegetable -bhaji-salad-with-sour-cream-lemon-and -cilantro -------- Cod, Potato and Spring Onion Stew http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/cod-potat o-and-spring-onion-stew -------- Lemon, Lime and Peppermint Sorbet http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/lemon-lim e-and-peppermint-sorbet -------- Summer Fruit, Elderflower and Prosecco Jelly http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/summer-fr uit-elderflower-and-prosecco-jelly -------- Pukka Pineapple with Bashed-Up Mint Sugar http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pukka-pin eapple-with-bashed-up-mint-sugar
Want to be inspired further?? Just look up the words "Jamie Oliver Food Revolution" under YouTube and Google and be amazed...