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The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It
Have you ever fallen into ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’ mentality? 🌱
I think we all have at some point. It’s hard not to get swept up into it. 😔 You can quickly start to think that everyone else has it better than you and if you could just have what they have, do what they do or be more like them, then you would be happy.
This is dangerous thinking because if you put all your time and energy into comparing yourself to someone else and envying what they have, then you are not putting any time and energy into yourself! 🙁 Their lawn keeps getting greener (aka looking better to you) because you’re putting your energy into that. Meanwhile, yours seems more and more dried up. It’s because you’re so busy watching others that you’re not watering your own grass!
Spend your time and energy on your own life. Invest in yourself. Be grateful for what you have right now. Take care of what’s in front of you and stop comparing to what’s over the fence. Look for the good things all around you. I guarantee your own life will start to look and feel more fulfilled and joyful. 💕
How are you ‘watering your own grass’ right now? Share in comments below.
RECIPE: Apple Carrot Muffins
Apple Carrot Muffins
1-1/2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
4 Tbsp filtered water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup mashed very ripe banana
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweet applesauce
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsweet creamy oat milk
1 heaping cup carrot, grated
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1 heaping cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1.) Prepare the flax egg by combining the flaxseed meal and water in a large bowl. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
2.) Preheat oven to 375F degrees and prepare your muffin tin with liners or lightly grease it.
3.) To the flax eggs, add the banana, syrup, and oil. Whisk to combine. Then add the applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Whisk again. Add the oat milk and carrots, then stir. Add the oats, almond meal and flour, then stir again.
4.) Divide the mixture evenly among the 12 muffin tins by filling them all the way to the top. Then top them with the crushed walnuts.
5.) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
6.) Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, enjoy or store in a covered container at room temp or freeze.
In classes this week, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are mindful of our GIVING – specifically, our giving of JOY!
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank
Did you know that sometimes the best way to create joy and happiness in our own lives is to spread it to others? When we’re feeling sad, tired, frustrated or just grumpy – it’s pretty much impossible to stay that way when you do something kind for another person. That’s because God has created us to live in community. His word has a lot to say about finding joy just from sharing joy. In the New Testament alone, there are 52 ‘one another’ statements. Encourage one another. Greet one another. Pray for one another. Serve one another. Love one another. Admonish one another. We are literally designed to share goodness with others. 🙌
Now let’s spend another week sharing the joy and love! I have another list of ideas, but you are always welcome to come up with your own. See the needs of others and meet them according to your own strengths and resources.
Here’s a suggested place to start: do at least 3 things from the list below!
♥️ Take a gift basket to a neighbor(s).
♥️ Help a co-worker on a project.
♥️ Get flowers for someone.
♥️ Write a letter or send a text message expressing appreciation to someone.
♥️ Donate money anonymously.
♥️Encourage someone who’s struggling.
♥️ Love up on others’ social media.
♥️ Pay for someone’s meal in the drive-thru or grocery store.
♥️ Let someone have “your favorite spot” or the last yoga block in the bin this week.
♥️ Keep a prayer request list and let someone know you’re praying for their health and happiness.
I can’t wait to see how you touch others’ lives this week! . Share in your stories and tag me ♥️
💬 Share below: Which 3 ways of giving joy could you do this week!?
Before we go, let’s practice gratitude! Here’s a challenge for you that can be done in one sitting or throughout the week.