Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

Posts tagged ‘Onions’

Five Friday Happy Bringers (3/7/14)

Here in Savannah it’s a messy but happy Friday today.  Here, for me, are five reasons why.

1.  Walking in the rain to beautiful Reynolds Square in Savannah’s historic district for Wednesday’s Gratitude in the Squares weekly gathering.

5b8349AhlVTgYEwL.jpg

60xRoKEOA4qUKGjm.jpg

2.  Enjoying the beauty of collards.

SCNJgsAv3O8B5IwJ.jpg

5YUJUYv61eFamAHU.jpg

P5XdJGtdrBPlXFSk.jpg

LcmUrZ2xRxcmodbm.jpg

And making a delicious dish with them.

2wRQl97jFCuKhmg1.jpg

yVknEBYJXEKXAdbK.jpg

XnDQTYkx7ELmkQzA.jpg

uOUQvRtDAsmOhsKP.jpg

3.  Walls.

fiBi17KZQvcnbu2I.jpg

4.  My sense of smell.

5.  Knowing that we always have the power and authority of Choice.

choice1

*

I encourage you to join me in choosing JOY this weekend.

Five Friday Happy Bringers (7/19/13)

Here are five things I’m happy about this warm July Friday in South Georgia.

1.  My newfound love of KALE–here sautéed with onions and garlic.

One3

How else can you eat it?  Anybody know?

2.  Six-year-old Grandson Daniel pretending to be part of an Office Depot sales associates meeting yesterday.  (He got bored when his mother and I were doing some shopping.)  (And he has his grandfather’s sense of humor.)  (I thought it was a lot funnier than the Office Depot folks did.)

One2

One4

Right after I took that picture, Daniel asked me if we could go look at speaker eggs.  Huh?  What?  I’d never heard of such a thing.

One4

One5

How does a kid know about such devices?!  When I asked him, he said that EVERYBODY knows about speaker eggs.  I couldn’t decide if I was proud of him or wanted to spank him.  A little while later, when he asked, “Abu, how old will you be when I’m twenty?” I knew I wanted to spank him.

3.  Eating dinner in a balcony.

One1

(At Sage.  Historic District Savannah.)

wpid-Photo-Jul-16-2013-558-PM.jpg

4.  Lying down in your bed at night, putting your head on your pillow, and going to sleep.

5.  Savannah Clouds.

wpid-Photo-Jul-16-2013-256-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Jul-16-2013-256-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Jul-16-2013-255-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Jul-16-2013-255-PM.jpg

*

Look up at the clouds this weekend!

Five Friday Happy Bringers (4/12/13)

Friday, Friday, thank you for heralding happiness this week.

1. Driving back up on Wednesday to Statesboro and Georgia Southern University for the annual Retirees Recognition Ceremony. Retirees who have given ten years or more service to GSU have their names on plaques that are put on the wall at the Builders of the University Terrace.

20130411-215459.jpg

20130411-215740.jpg

20130411-220148.jpg

20130411-220317.jpg

20130411-220350.jpg

And here I am with fellow retirees and good buddies Linda Arthur and Phyllis Dallas:

20130411-220515.jpg

And who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

20130411-220549.jpg

(Okay, maybe I put in a few years for that lunch. But the ham was good.)  What a beautiful day!

2. Aspiring (great emphasis on “aspiring”) to live the rest of my life by this quote from the novel I’m currently ready–The Light Between Oceans: “It isn’t safe to put off what matters.”

3. Walking down stairs …

20130411-222659.jpg

… without falling.

stairs

4.  The incomparable aroma of onions sauteing in olive oil.

5.  Attending SCAD’s 15th annual International Festival in Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park.

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-151-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-151-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-133-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-238-PM.jpg

With a couple of former students, Alejandro …

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-157-PM.jpg

… and Cash

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-143-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-144-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-149-PM.jpg

wpid-Photo-Apr-6-2013-128-PM.jpg

Have a world of fun this weekend!

Tag Cloud