Feeling gratitude is a thought, living in gratitude is a purposeful action. When you say that you are grateful for this or grateful for that, you are using the words to put the thought of gratitude into your head. When you live in gratitude, then it is a way of being, you don't need to think about it, you just live it. There are so many things in our lives to be grateful for, but one of the most remarkable is the human body, you and your body!!! Who you are, how you think, what you do, but your body has a mind of its own. We are built physically to survive all the obstacles that come our way, our senses help us with all the external situations that come into our lives, our internal organs help us to survive diseases, injuries, blood born pathogens, allergies, auto immune deficiencies...the list goes on with things that can threaten our health and well being.
The human body is amazing at what is can and will do without our permission or mental decision, it just does what it is supposed to do to protect us and keep us functioning as we are built. Our choices in life can either challenge our bodies in many different ways, our nurture our bodies in oder to live our best healthiest and happiest lives. Do not take your body for granted, keep it healthy, keep it fed, allowing your organs to function freely with out any disturbance or challenges. I know you can remember moments when things came up, or choices you made that caused your body to switch into survival mode in order to keep you healthy, even where our emotions are concerned.
Live in gratitude for your body, and all the amazing things it is capable of, make the decision to nurture yourself, mind, body and spirit!!! Make your life decisions ones that keep your body working at its best, without the added challenges. Don't make your body work harder than it needs to, in order for you to accomplish the things that you ask of yourself. Savor your body, mind and spirit, be good to yourself!
Grilled Veggies with Green Tahini Sauce
2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
3 golden potatoes, cut into chunks
salt and pepper to taste (you can add any other seasonings you wish)
Green Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tahini
1 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
Prepare vegetables and lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle olive over the top of the vegetables, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
While the vegetables are roasting, place all the sauce ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. A blender works too.
When the vegetables are finished roasting, place on serving dish and drizzle the green sauce over the top. Save excess sauce in an airtight container, put the veggies in a separate one. Only pour sauce on top when you are ready to serve or eat.