COMMENT OF THE DAY
Comment on my Holiday Tips Video: “Maria, my husband passed by my computer while I was watching this video and HE expressed how thankful he is that I have this kind of support. This new website is nothing short of brilliant!! You & Craig are such a blessing to me and to so many others….Thank You Both! Wishing you and yours much health, love and happiness and a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!”
I love this quote about gratitude because it is a reminder that life is like waves of the ocean; there are ups and there are downs. I have this framed and hung by our door as a reminder.
About 8 years ago my husband, Craig, lost his job which caused us to put our adoption on hold. This was a terrible time of sadness for us. There were many times I didn’t want to get out of bed but having my blog and creating new recipes was my happy place and motivation. I loved waking up early before the sun to read all the sweet comments people would write about a recipe I put out. I read this quote at the end of every class for my students.
I wasn’t about to lie down and let this devastation get the best of me. My friend let me use her dance studio to teach yoga classes when she wasn’t using it for dance. I started making punch cards for purchase and offered “lunchtime” yoga and early morning weekend classes. Craig came to every class.
I was sent a photo from an old yoga student of mine. It was of an eye pillow I made to sell for extra money. That reminded me of just how hard those times were. I even made healthy dog treats and mittens out of old sweaters to sell. The library was our “date night”… we would pick out movies and books for entertainment since we no longer could afford to eat out.
But all of this led us down the path to working harder and not eating out at restaurants was not just more affordable, it was much healthier anyway! These struggles helped me be gracious for the gifts I have been given.
I want to express my gratitude to you, the reader! Without you I may still be teaching yoga classes!
My goal for my blog is for you to do something every day… even if it is something small… to honor your body.
Merry Christmas to all of you! You all helped me through the most difficult time in my life and I am eternally grateful!