Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Coffee

I was experimenting with my coffee this morning (see, I am working on getting back to my ritual of morning coffee…go me!) and I have come up with a fabulous little “recipe” for a tasty mocha.

Take about 2/3 cup of steaming hot, brewed:
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Add 2-3 (ymmv so more if you like) heaping tablespoons of this:
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and stir well. Then grab some cream, half & half (my favorite), or milk and…
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Talk about yum*my!!!
It even makes my coffee happy!
Happy Coffee
Try it, you’ll be glad you did.

Happy Friday, y’all.

Have a great day and an even better weekend.

**MUAH**

Peace & Love,
Barb

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rituals

I ran across the following picture on the internet and it really made me stop and think about the rituals in my life.

I know that my rituals include my morning coffee and working in my art journals…but even those comforting parts of my day have undergone some changes lately. I hope to get back to my morning routine soon because I miss it dearly.

What is a ritual?

rit·u·al/ˈriCHo͞oəl/

Noun:

a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone.

The rituals in our lives do provide a great source of comfort. They give meaning to our everyday lives and provide a feeling of contentment and that all is right in the world. When we lose those same rituals, it can shake our foundations and leave one feeling, not only out of sorts, but also quite lost.

I think that might be what I’m feeling right now…a loss of the rituals in my life. I hadn’t realized just how much our move to Florida has really affected me but it really has, tremendously. I believe that if I can regain those routines that give me a sense of regularity in my life and create new ones that I will feel better and more at peace.

It also makes me wonder what kind of rituals others observe in their life. So tell me, what are the routines and rituals that give you comfort? What do you do daily or weekly that gives you a sense of peace.

I ask because I want to begin new rituals in order to give my life a greater sense of peace and comfort and, hopefully, my days will begin to have more meaning. 

Peace & Love,
Barb

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