Happy Friday! I have survived week two of my dessert free life and I really can’t believe it. It has been surprisingly easy, though I do have to give a shout out to cinnamon almonds from Trader Joe’s (yes, their third ingredient is sugar but they are a snack food and almonds are healthy, right?). A handful of those after dinner has curbed my cravings. I had one moment of weakness last weekend and I almost made Jeff take me to get ice cream, but I persevered and had wine instead. Wine also deserves an honorable mention this month – Pinot Noir, sometimes you just make my day.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about love. I used to think that if you were in love with someone, you didn’t have as much love to spread around to the rest of your world. How could your heart have the capacity for everyone? Well, maybe it’s the sunshine, maybe it’s the fact that my brain isn’t clouded by a sugar haze, or maybe I’m just learning and growing, but I had the distinct realization this week that I love so many people and I’m darn lucky for it. My incredible husband, my amazing family, the best friends, and all of the people around me who I care deeply about. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you can love so many people at once, but if I have the capacity for a little extra kindness, I should share it. I think about the times when I’ve been in a funk and the barista’s smile or the driver who ushered me to cross the street have made a profound impact on me. This spring, I’m inspired to spread the love and focus on the wonderful life that’s happening around me.
Have a great weekend!