Today I’m going to start off with a little something different. I’ve been wanting, for a while now, to write about how joy manifests itself in my life, and how food has had a huge play in that. Today is basically just going to be an introduction of the topics to come, and I’m hoping to cover one topic per week. In no way is this meant to tell you how to have joy; in fact, I believe that you’re the only one who knows how to truly do that. However, I do want and need to share more of my heart with you guys, and hopefully somewhere along the way learn more about myself and my amazing readers!
I think it’s imperative to actually define JOY: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires, the expression or exhibition of such emotion, a source or cause of delight. The thing is that joy can also be described as peace within despite outward circumstances, a little something I got from Heather. Our life will never be perfect, we will always want more, and there’s no way that we can be happy all the time. I would venture to say it’s humanly impossible. HOWEVER, if we can find JOY in the midst of our cirmcumstances, that’s something we should be proud of!
Through The Joyful Kitchen series, I am going to talk about how I find joy in:
- my marriage and relationships with other
- my body
- my faith in God
- my job and hobbies
I hope that as I work through these points you guys will be able to sit down, examine your own lives, and find joy in the little things! After all, this is our only life: make it count!
Last night we went over to Robbie and Stef’s to celebrate Robbie’s birthday, and we had a blast! We had a TON of bread:
I got rid of the bun (too hard) and ate about 2/3 of the burger before quitting. I was SO full from the bread! There was also a beer tasting, but I failed miserably at it…OOPS! Guess I’m not really a beer connoisseur 🙂
…and was provided said answer by Tasty Kitchen! I used this recipe, and it turned out amazing 🙂 Basically it’s red velvet cake with a little coffee and regular icing instead of cream cheese icing. YUM! We ended the night with cappuccinos and full bellies:
We were exhausted, so when we got home we went straight to bed. This morning I got up and did a stretch workout, then made a green monster for breakfast. I’ve been in quite the GM rut lately, so I didn’t take any pictures of that, but I DID take a photo of my car so y’all could see the May snowfall 🙂
Random question of the day: What was the first job you ever had? Did you like it? My first job was at a shaved ice place called Bahama Buck’s, and I LOVED it! I still have great friends that I met from there 🙂