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I’ve changed a lot of things in the past 6 months; from finances to eating habits, there’s a lot to be said for the “old ways.”

Really, when it comes down to it, I’ve found that the most simple way, is the best way.  Let’s look at food.  Food is nearly the cheapest it has EVER been.  $.99 menus are a great testament to my point here.  The food is cheap, but what does it really cost.  Well, first of all, we’re eating more of it because cheap food is full of fillers and preservatives with no nutritional value.  Secondly, without the nutrients found in food that is fresh and wholesome (yes, also more expensive) our bodies break down.  This is evident in elementary schools, shopping malls and hospitals across the country.  Obesity, diabetes, joint problems, sinus problems, headaches, acid reflux, etc. can almost all be eliminated with close attention to diet.  So, we pay less at the grocery store and the drive through window so we can shell out the big bucks later for the doctor, the pharmacist and the surgeon.

This being said, I feel the best I’ve felt in 10 years.  10 years!  Do you know how long it has been since I took an allergy pill?  How about an ibuprofen?  How about nasal spray?  It’s been 6 weeks!  That’s practically a lifetime for the girl who always had tension headaches, was a chronic allergy sufferer and lived and died by nasal spray.  My goal is to be off all medication for as along as possible.  I have been trying alternative medicinal therapies for everything I mentioned (acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, etc.). I have more energy.  I am calm.  My skin is better (not right now because of the peel that I’m doing).  I have better circulation and I’m just downright happy..so happy I could cry every single day.

Now, I don’t mean to rub it in your face, but do you have any idea what it feels like to be so happy you could cry every single day?

It’s a great feeling, which brings me to my next point: gratitude is the best feeling in the world and we can have that feeling every day.  It’s a choice and it usually comes from real living; not always taking shortcuts and enjoying the journey.  It can be as simple and shallow, or as complex and deep as you’re willing to go with it, but like everything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it!

Blessings.

Oh yeah, big weekend ahead…TX/ou game.  Rangers ALCS.  I’m so pumped for Saturday!  Hook ‘Em Horns and Go Rangers!!!

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