Naturally Beautiful Moments

My life (and stomach) is filled with beautiful food.  It also is filled with beautiful moments. I truly think that living a healthy life MUST include an appreciation for those moments that make you pause and think "Damn, I'm lucky!"  Here are a few of mine.

 

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A beautiful lunch with my family on a saturday afternoon

 

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It is moments like this one that make the trials, tribulations and challenges of motherhood worth  it.

 

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A friend gave me this little green pumpkin from her garden a week or so ago, saying she didn't have the heart to throw it out when I might be able to find something to do with it. I have been slowly watching it turn from green to yellow (and then hopefully orange) on my counter. I really appriciated my friend's simple gesture in a bigger way than I am sure she expected. 

  

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Do I really need to caption why I love this moment? No, I didn't think so.

 

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Iced tea on the patio at sunset with my husband.

 

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Garden creeper.


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Sunflowers in my classroom garden against a perfect midmorning sky. 

 

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Garden bounty.