Adria included the most thoughtfully chosen food items to support my healthy vegan lifestyle (with no shortage of chocolate, though!) as well as a beautifully handwritten, three-page letter, a CD and a hand molded bath bomb in my package. The letter, especially, really transformed my day. I approached it with optimism and zest for life. As my post from the other day somewhat alludes, I have been in a bit of a *funk* lately. After reading Adria's letter, though, and poring over the contents of my package, I made the conscious decision to not be in a funk--to be happy and savor life because it is a gift.
I'm going to the cinema either today or tomorrow to see a film Adria recommended I see (the CD she burned for me is the film's soundtrack and it absolutely mesmorized me) and I'm going to work on a drawing of mine this evening and possibly meet my mom for lunch tomorrow.
My receipt of Adria's package also re-inspired me with my meals! Breakfast was a nutritious, satisfying, lovely bowl of bananas, local Michigan blueberries, raw almonds, buckwheat groats and flax seed in almond milk.
For lunch I had a beautiful, albeit not-too-summery, kale salad with dried apricots and apple, tossed in a Dijon-maple dressing. The cooler weather Michigan has been experiencing lately is playing tricks on my body and on my taste buds, but rather than try and fight it, I have just been listening to what my body craves.
Dinner was an equally autumn-feeling dish of comforting, garlic- and thyme-roasted zucchini, brussels sprouts and mushrooms over a bed of wilted spinach.
For dessert I had a piece of chocolate, included in Adria's care package, alongside local, organic strawberries with sugar :)
I made a conscious decision yesterday to be positive, happy and optimistic and I plan to do the same today so with that, I bid adieu. I've got to go live!