It’s amazing how our hearts become gymnasts that do gravity-defying somersaults when we are loved and in love. Even though we put great emphasis on going overboard on Valentine’s Day, what happens to the other 364 days of the year? Do we put love and loving on hold or do we show unscripted random expressions of love, when it is least expected?
I find that thoughtful gestures and simple pleasures of love can be the best treasures that we could ever ask for and hold dear to our hearts. A few years ago, I was challenged to give a quick example of the essence of love through something simple and unpretentious. Thus, I made a small video that showed a sample of special and meaningful gifts from my husband on an ordinary day just because he knew they would put a smile on my face. And guess what? They did.
His laughter, his love is all so real
not a fantasy or a nighttime dream
he feeds my sweet addictions tenderly
with fresh hot doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.
©Kym Gordon Moore
My poetry of love on this day was found in a box of hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, a container of glazed doughnut holes, and a musical gorilla singing one of my and my husband’s favorite songs, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” sung by one of our favorite old school R&B groups, The Four Tops!
A new day…yes here I am, welcoming a new day. As I routinely do, I open my blinds to reveal another morning of life. This morning the sky is filled with low hanging gray clouds, you know the stormy and intimidating kind? Yet, as I comb the mass accumulation up above, a glowing brightness pierces a spot in this dreariness. The bright morning star may be shielded but its presence is not hidden. Then there was a patch drifting above the billows of gray revealing a hole where the blue sky peeked through.
A smile emerged from my lips as a ray of hope pierced through the shadows reminding me that gray storm clouds will certainly come again although they will be different the next time around. Still even the next time, no matter the intensity, those storms will pass away swept by the breath of light and life.
I sometimes wonder how they come up with the name for labeling the generations we belong to. We know it is important for each generation to position themselves to leave something hopeful, valuable, progressive, educational, and positive for the next to build on. In turn, the next generation does the same.
The Greatest Generation (1910-1924)
The Silent Generation (1925-1945)
Baby Boomer Generation (1946-1964)
Generation X (1965-1979)
iGen/Generation Z (1995-2012)
This month we celebrate National Mentoring Month. Which generation do you belong to? How are you making a positive impact to mentor and inspire members of the next generation?
January is Hot Tea Month. During this time of the season, we typically have to battle colds and sore throats. Hot tea is one of our favorite comfort drinks to soothe and cure the type of discomfort associated with ailments resulting from colds, flu, congestion, and sore throats.
Sometimes many tea enthusiasts do not classify herbal teas as true tea like they do black tea or green tea. Yet herbal teas have a healing quality to battle such ailments. Today on Food Porn Friday, we are featuring this exotic tea recipe for Turmeric Chai Latte from the kitchen of Tori Avey. This homemade Chai Extract with Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric is a sweet, exotic and healing beverage that is absolutely perfect for winter weather.
Some of the ingredients you need consist of coconut sugar, black tea bags, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cloves, cardamom, ginger, turmeric and of course, water. Click here to get all of the ingredients and directions for making this delicious brew. This recipe serves 8, takes 15 minutes to make and can be Kosher Key Parve or Dairy, depending on preparation.
Have a delightfully warm and cozy day as you curl up to this cup of exotic comfort.
Happy #HotTeaMonth on #FoodPornFriday!
Why Do I Dance?
I dance because I’m happy
I dance because I’m free
I dance because I am loved
I dance because I am me.
I dance every morning I wake
I dance when I learn something new
I dance when I am blessed to work
I dance when there’s something productive to do.
I dance at the singing of the birds
I dance as I listen to the falling rain
I dance for the sake of giving
I dance because I know my living isn’t in vain.
I really don’t need a reason
To dance the way I do
I dance because I am me
You dance because you are you.
©2013 Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry
If you were given a free trip to a destination where the facility is created entirely of ice and snow, would you be able to stand the extreme chilly atmosphere for an extended period of time? While I know I would probably not be fueled by enduring such drastically cold conditions no matter how unique the resort is, I believe my curiosity would want to tour these getaways and observe their creative amenities.
I have no doubt that such an intricately designed structure would certainly give their guests an unbelievable experience and adventure. The sheer artistry of these lodgings is an attention getter coercing the not-so-faint of heart adventurists. If you’re game and brave enough to withstand the bitter cold temperatures, should you not already live in an arctic climate region in the world, why not check out some of the World’s 10 Coolest Ice Hotels in this article from Fodor’s Travels. These are truly moments frozen in time!