With all that is going on in this world of ours, let's talk about trust! I also happen to be reading a great book about trust, so it is a perfect topic to touch on in this blog. Great quote from the book, "Man says...
Show me and I will trust you
Trust me and I'll show you
In this place we all find ourselves in, it seems that we are all having a difficult time trusting. Who to believe, who to listen to, everyone seems to have an opinion, whether right or wrong, based on what??? Trying to look up information, and finding so many different views, research seems to even be a little skewed. Knowing this, it appears that the most important person to trust is yourself, even that isn't always easy. So many things in the outside world have taught us not to trust ourselves, being worn down by others opinions of us, even family and loved ones. They don't mean to, but comments like "your trouble" or "your aren't that smart" or "you are always messing things up" or "you never think for yourself".... Comments such as these make us start doubting ourselves, our thoughts, our decisions, making life difficult and challenging.
We need to start with ourselves, trust with self, that gut feeling, our intuition, what does your heart say. It doesn't matter what information your are basing your decisions on, it comes from within, in that heart of yours. No one knows you better than yourself, but if you lack the trust in yourself to live your life, make decisions for yourself and follow your instincts, then it makes life difficult. Next would be your trust in God, or something bigger than yourself, something to believe in, a knowing that it will all turn out okay and that you are right where you should be. A faith or belief that someone has your back, and that the universe is supporting you all the way. In this knowing you can find great peace and acceptance, giving you the space to be who you are and TRUSTING in that! Trust in others...now this one can be real difficult, I struggle with it often, but if I have the first then trusting others comes a bit easier. If I trust myself and God then both will lead me to people that I know I can trust, and help me walk away from those that I cannot. The last one is, Trust in life! I go back to the other three, if there is trust in self, trust in God, trust in others, then you should be pretty comfortable to trust in life. The knowing, as I have said before, that you are right where you are supposed to be, and that your decisions, direction, motivations, feelings or emotions are validated in you just being you! And, trusting in that, the good and the bad are all here to teach you lessons and to help you become the person your are intended to be. Living your best life, being true, authentic, honorable, loving and living your hearts desire. TRUST IN THE PROCESS, live by these words!!
I will leave you with another quote;
"It is not until you are standing naked and vulnerable
with all the you thought you knew stripped away,
that you are really forced to practice, live, and breathe that profound level of trust.
---- Connie Chapman
Turkey Pasta Sauce
1 large can, 28 oz, crushed tomatoes
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 yellow onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup white cooking wine
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, cook the turkey meat until no longer pink. Season the meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder, cook another few minutes. Remove from skillet.
Heat the other 2 tbsp olive oil on medium high, and cook the onion until translucent, then add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add the meat back into the skillet along with the crushed tomatoes, stir well to combine and cook until the tomatoes and meat are hot.
Add the wine, oregano and Italian seasoning, keep stirring and cooking for another 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for approximately and hour or longer if you prefer, It will reduce a bit.
Add the fresh basil last, and serve!!
* You can also add veggies (to be sautéed with the onions), Kalmata olives (which I did in this one photographed) or anything else that sounds delicious in your sauce!!