Stop and smell the flowers.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
I am a quote person, I love them! One of my favorites is Whatever You Focus On Gets Bigger. The way I see things is yes, sometimes there are difficult events we must deal with, but where we choose to focus can make or break our day. If there is something you can do to improve the difficult situation, do it. If there is not, focus on positives around it, or focus on positives elsewhere! Fretting and worrying about things completely out of your control does not help or change things, and it can be detrimental.
I also use Whatever You Focus On Gets Bigger in general everyday life – sure you can get upset when it’s raining, when someone cuts you off in traffic, when something minor doesn’t go your way. You can also choose to look at the positives (my garden is flourishing and I don’t have to drag the hose around the yards, there are areas in extreme heat and the rain is soothing and cool, that person didn’t see me and thankfully I didn’t hit them or it’s not worth getting worked up over). Focusing on positive can greatly influence many aspects of your day – just as giving a smile to a stranger can change theirs!
I’m not in any way saying I’m perfect, this is easy or the only way to be. Often my initial reaction is not a positive one. I do try to recovery quickly, and for me, being positive and happy is less exhausting than the alternative.
Another good one? Eat an apple a day. I have been feeling the benefits of daily apples for some time now, and don’t see that stopping any time soon.
green grapefruit juice
1 large grapefruit, peeled
5-6 celery stalks
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch kale
1 Golden Delicious apple
Juice and enjoy!
Those of you who follow my juicing may know I really like the tartness of a Granny Smith. As we juice strong greens like kale, the Golden Delicious provides a sweeter flavor to balance that. When eating an apple, I’ll still go for my tart and beautiful green Granny, but I am enjoying the sweeter apple in juice lately.
What is your favorite apple? Do you follow my friend’s rule to eat an apple a day?
What is your favorite inspirational quote or words to live by?
I have shared this juice with Wellness Weekend!