"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates
I was raised to believe that food is healing, not only to my body but to my spirit. I still take immense pleasure in choosing, preparing, eating and sharing meals. I give thanks each day that I am blessed to have fresh, abundant food to choose from. It's a miracle and a gift, this abundance that fills my life. A perfect onion, bulb of garlic, measure of Irish butter or olive oil. .. art can only match this beauty, never surpass!
The same is true for what we feed our pets. When I finally asked myself this question I realized that most mass marketed pet foods had unregulated and inferior ingredients. Didn't that impact my pets body and spirit the same way it would impact my own?
I've come to trust Wellness Core products for our furry family. it's made with"human grade" ingredients that promote long term health. I choose to "pay the Grocer. "
If ingredients matter to you, check out Dog Food Advisor online and search for your current brand in their database. And remember some sage advice I was offered many years ago: "you can pay the grocer or pay the doctor..." What are you feeding your fur kids?
"And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals..." Nicholas Sparks
I can mark the changing seasons by this tiny urban garden. It's so simple yet it brings me joy each time I pass it. Maybe my joy comes from the love with which it is tended, or knowing see who tend it are people of substance and kindness.
Maybe it's because it reminds me of how lucky I am to have fresh, beautiful food to eat, good health, breath! Maybe knowing why it brings me joy is not as important as the fact that it just does!
Maybe most things are just that simple.
How is it that the simplest things in life offer the greatest gifts? I find that my happiest moments are the quiet ones sitting in the company of soulful canine and feline companions.
I love the gentle energy that fills a room during these times. My soul feels still and quiet and my life has meaning and purpose.
What a gift, that for this moment, I get to do what I love for a living. I enter the new year feeling blessed and grateful.