Once in awhile, we all need reminders.
Sometimes that reminder comes from your well-meaning mother telling you not to forget to start your day with a hearty breakfast. Luckily, Mama Everythingtarian knows this isn’t a problem with me.
She got off easy on that one, because “Remember to eat breakfast sweetheart!” is probably the only reminder I DON’T need in life. “Remember to put on underwear after showering!” however – now that is a completely different story.
Because, let’s be real, how could I forget to enjoy drippy, runny and oozy crunchy peanut butter on toasted Ezekiel bread with mashed naner and a delicate sprinkle of Apple Pie Spice…
Most of the reminders I do in fact need are ones that can only come from others. Sometimes, it takes the kind words of a friend to realize that I do have talents worth using, utilizing and making good use of. Fear for some is a powerful motivator; for me, it’s a powerful hindrance.
And I need to let it go.
Mama Everythingtarian is good with putting up with my rampant craziness and reminding me that everything is going to be okay. That saint of a woman must rise with fear every morning wondering what randomness I will call her about that day.
Crazy travel ideas?
Complaints about life in general?
Luckily, I give her REALLY GOOD food recommendations, so I like to think that all of her lovely reminders are paid back with delicious recipes, tasty cooking and fun ideas from yours truly.
I mean, I did introduce her to sweet potato fries.
That in itself is worth its weight in parental advice.
A personal reminder to myself? Remember to take pictures of the insides of food.
People need a closer look. I mean, I had no idea what a Larabar looked like until I saw some blogger take a picture of it outside its packaging. So, you may not know what a Falafel Sunshine Burger looks like unless I give you that same chance to see this vegan burger unwrapped + out of the box.
Let me remind you that eating ice cream (slash banana soft serve) for dinner is completely acceptable. I mean, as long as you add peanut butter (protein + healthy fat), cinnamon (antioxidants) and chocolate (carbs?) to your frozen banana concoction, it makes for a well-rounded meal…
Maybe most of all, I need a reminder to trust myself.
Novel concept, right?
Because if I put my complete faith in the multitude of talents, skills and gifts given uniquely to me, then I wouldn’t complain, procrastinate, fear or doubt what I can do. Instead, I would possess the self-confidence in myself to know that – no matter what anyone says, thinks or believes – I am enough.
In a couple days or one week, when I forget all the words of wisdom I’ve written in this post, would you be so kind as to please remind?
As for the winner of the Organic Chocolate Indulgence Giveaway, that would be…
it’s not super creative but I would love to mix it up with a bunch of fresh fruit. yummy!
Send me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be sure to get that out to you!