"Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen"

Independence Day...more like Independence month!

July has been quite the month! It started with me, my boyfriend and his daughter going to Michigan to meet his family, I came back home to Arizona and turned 44 (I love that number) and then my dad needed emergency surgery. It scared the hell out of me. He was off on an adventure in Colorado with my mom, I was home in Arizona (I am happy to say he is doing well!)

I had a busy week! I did a lot more praying, cooking and cleaning. I picked up the yard after a big storm, transported food for a homeless outreach, I babysat a dog, cut at least 10 watermelons and hosted the outreach to serve the homeless in Phoenix. 

As busy as I was it was always on my mind that you never know. Every day is a gift when we get to wake up in the morning! We get to wake up!! We get to, and as beautiful and talented woman once sang "tumble out of bed & stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition, yawn and stretch and try to come to life" (I really hope those are the lyrics to 9-5, well they are in my head)

We get to.

It was a great reminder that life is short and I better treat my mind and body as well as I treat other people, places and things. Yes, the struggle is real and I have struggled my whole life with addiction and food is my challenge now.  But the food I ate this week was not only affordable and tasty, I feel better! Naturally!

Today, and everyday is a new day to start over - but it is a gift and not guaranteed. Today I can make a healthy choice, I don't know about tomorrow but just for today I can do that. I have a lot of things in my life I want to do - so here is to a day full of healthy possibilities and new beginnings!  xoxo!