Since I have not had children, I decided to go to an Easter Egg hunt, today. To get my child 'fix'. As always I packed my go raw trail mix; a Lara bar AND about 3 cups of crunchy organic veggies; carrots; snap peas; celery; radishes; whole baby cucumbers; a bottle of frozen water, both cameras & off I went!(After breakfast)
I am new to this city, I have never been to this event. It takes place at what I call a little fairyland.... lot's of gardens & growing flowers, places to walk, a gift shop, etc. There where THOUSANDS of people! As we were standing in line to get in, people were commenting on it seeming like the lines at Disneyland, in CA. Truly amazing! Again, I noticed people being VERY open with me, where as before, 51 #'s heavier, they looked at me like I had cooties. As I made my way into the different 'stations' I realized it was just a big place like Halloween. Candy at each station. I do not know what I was thinking, BUT I am SO happy I was prepared to go with my portable lunch! Candy EVERYWHERE! Corndogs, etc. happening too. It was really a non-food fest. I was tempted a few times to get a snow cone, it was about 80 degrees. They came in these DARLING tulip cups. I thought I could just buy it & dump it out. IT WAS $4.00! I was pretty shocked. PLUS, I remembered how I felt afterwards from a drink that was B.S.... non-food. It just was not worth it! So I pulled out my coconut lara bar & iced water & felt VERY satisfied.
I put my focus on taking photos of the children, when their parents said OK. They were SO darling in their Easter Clothes. I love the spring dresses! SO cute! Also, I took many photos of the flowers growing in this high desert. Walking & taking stairs when I could find them. It was a VERY fun, crowed event! I loved it! When I was on my 3rd set of 'up' stairs, NOT winded at all, on the way back to my car, I thought to myself.... I get a BIG WOOHOO, for how I handled this unexpected sugar & fat event! I was PREPARED! Thanks to SP for helping me learn this life style change! (I carry a whole set of hiking clothes, swim gear, jacket & hats in my car, 'just in case', water & healthy snacks, too!) As I was driving home, I thought about my WooHoo & how I would write it out & put it into my WooHoo (lounge) jar, (Photos soon) I came to a stop light & there was a car in front of me, I AM NOT KIDDING, it had a licence plate # that said, "WHOOHOO". I took a photo of it (it was a very long light, remember there were THOUSANDS of people)!
My life is FULL of these Serendipity things! When they happen, several times a week, I look up to the heavens & thank the Angels that surround me! Yes! I am blessed! My life IS amazing! I know some people think I lived a charmed life, and I do, BUT I do have my downs, too. I just CHOOSE to see my cup as half full, I make lemon aid, & it IS green & vibrates with energy! PLUS, I now have a support system that makes my health journey, doable, YOU, my Spark Friends! I am so glad & GRATEFUL to be learning these amazing lessons! Thank YOU for going on this journey with me, I am here for YOU, too!
Happy Spring! I love you, all!
Let's do the bunny hop to fitness! Put your right foot forward, put your left foot out, do the bunny hop, hop, hop, hop!
(This last photo is with my Forever friend! I can only hope you have at least 1 as great as her! We have known each other since 1967! Her daughters are my Fairy God daughters!)