Thursday, 22 November 2007

Thanks and Gratitude...

Ok, this might come a little late for many of you…forgive the time difference ;) I want to wish a very joyous HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all American readers of this e-journal and those enjoying this holiday in the US…
Have you written out a gratitude list lately? Here are five things I am currently grateful for and enjoying (in no particular order)… ;)

1. All of you who wrote in to let me know that the link for Mr Monarch’s Raw Spirit Fest 10 minute video didn’t really work…THANK YOU and SORRY ;) Here it is again:

On November the 21st I had:

1 quart water
1 pint pineapple/orange juice
1 quart celery/arugula/cucumber/sunflower greens/carrot juice
3 cups water
3tbsp chia soaked in blended banana/black sapote, swirled with mulberries
little bag of cherries
½ papaya
2 cups water
3 cups celery/romaine/cucumber/carrot juice
bowl of soaked sea spaghetti
3 cups green smoothie: banana/mango/sunflower greens/romaine/alfalfa/spirulina, swirled with goji berries
3 cups water

2. The abundant wildlife where we are here in OZ. It’s amazing…there are creatures everywhere, all over and around our house…the majestic water dragons, baby lizards, frogs, incredible-sounding birds, troops of ants, wandering bugs and cockroaches, the biggest bats I’ve EVER seen who play outside our porch at night and apparently…snakes…eeeek ;) I loved the way our landlord put it when we moved in…”ah, don’t worry about the snakes, I haven’t seen one for…weeks…”

3. PRODUCE – the abundance of fresh fruit and greens here is absolutely divine. We’re especially enjoying the black sapotes at the moment (chocolate pudding fruit), as you may have noticed… ;) We recently visited a hilarious local farmer named John who showed us all around his tropical fruit farm and we handpicked a bag full of sapotes, custard apples and the most bizarre ‘Brazilian cherries’…yummmmm…people are so friendly :)

On November the 22nd I had:

1 quart water
1 pint sugar cane juice (YUMMY)
1 quart outrageous green juice – I don’t even know what many of the ingredients were…amazing vibrant fresh market greens with carrot
2 cups nectarine/cherry/banana/sunflower greens/romaine/alfalfa green smoothie
macadamia/cilantro pesto in nori/romaine wraps with slices of tomato/avo/cucumber and fresh sprouts
3 cups water
1 pint of more ext-RAW-dinary green juice with carrots
bowl of blended banana/black sapote swirled with mulberries, with a slice of raw lemon cheesecake – yummmmmm ;)
3 cups water

4. Walking and running barefoot. I LOVE that so many people here walk around with no shoes on…it just seems to fit here, with people walking straight off the beaches for example and into the towns…the streets are clean enough that there’s not much concern about broken glass etc…then today we went barefoot running on the nearby beach too…WOW…what an absolute joy…we are right next to miles and miles of virtually deserted, gorgeous sandy beaches, with a type of sand I’ve never encountered before – it’s so compacted, it leaves almost no trace of a footprint, making it so easy to run for MILES on the flat shoreline…bliss :)

5. LOVE. Blessings be for the love I share with my beloved, with my friends, with my family, both blood-related and otherwise, with all of you who connect to the energy of this e-journal, to all of you who reach out to your brothers and sisters with genuine joy, compassion and acceptance in your heart…

Thank You. I Love You. I’m Sorry. I Forgive.

One love,
Angela. xxx

1 comment:

  1. aaww that video was so sweet : ))
    must have been such a lovely feeling to have a great guy do that, and all those people missing you!