"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference." I absolutely love this prayer/quote, what I love most about it is that anyone can use these words to guide them through their life. The most important word in this sentence is wisdom. Wisdom comes to us in many ways, educating ourselves, reading, listening, watching, life experiences, wisdom with age. We grow each and every, and with each day we become wiser, just by being alive.
I was asked the other day what I valued most about being an "experienced ager" (better way of saying older), my reply was what I KNOW. We should all love where we at in life, who we are, what we know, our wisdom with age, it only gets better. My hope is that we can all get to that place and continue to stay there, that place where we look back and can honestly say that we would not change a thing, realizing that all our experiences make us who we are and that much wiser. I call this wisdom with age!
The wisdom we have acquired through the years does come with its challenges, using our wisdom in decisions we make, directions we choose to take, right from wrong, and as the prayer states, wisdom to know the difference. Living what we know, finding the motivation, finding the intentions, finding the words, finding the hope, finding the inspiration, in our wisdom. I will use food for my example, because food is very close to my heart. In our wisdom as grown adults, most of us know how we should be eating, food choices we should make in order to be healthy, mentally and physically. Knowing this and living this are two different experiences, we know what we should be doing and choices we should be making, but the doing it takes something more than just knowing. It takes desire, motivation and discipline to make the changes necessary in our daily diet. We can know all the right things, but doing all the right things is something else entirely.
Savor and embrace your wisdom, use your wisdom, live your wisdom. Live wise, don't just be wise!!!
Easy Healthy Morning Oatmeal
Making a simple bowl of oatmeal more nutritious
1 cup water or nut milk (sometimes I mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk)
1/2 cup oats
1 heaping tablespoon of nut butter
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
1 handful of blueberries (you can use any fruit you want) I just love the nutritional value of the blueberries, try not to load up on too much fruit. handful of berries or 1/2 banana or 1/4 cup dices apple...
Drizzle of maple syrup if you want a little sweetness
Make oatmeal according to package
In the bowl you will be eating from place the nut butter on bottom, pour cooked oatmeal on top of nut butter.
If using drizzle maple syrup next, then the hemp seeds, stir to combine.
Add the coconut and cacao nibs. then place fruit on top.
Healthy, filling start to your morning.