“Sometimes I just have to tell myself that it’s just not worth the jail time.”

The other day I had a leftover meat and veggie dish to use up.  There was too much for one person and I didn’t want to eat it for too many days.  Unfortunately, I’d put a spicy nut sauce on it.  My husband doesn’t like spicy so sharing it with him seemed out of the question.

But then I remembered that the sauce had three main ingredients. The sauce contained almond butter, hot sauce, and lemon juice.  So while it might be a spicy nut sauce it was also a lemon hot sauce and a lemon nut sauce.  I’m saved!

I served the dish, presenting it as a dish with lemon-nut sauce.  No, I’m not ashamed of myself.  It would take a little more than that to get to the l top of my life’s “Things to be Ashamed of” list.

lem sauce

My husband loved it and sopped up the sauce with the last pieces of veggie on his plate.  And this got me thinking.  Lately I’ve been reading about the power of the mind and where beliefs come from.

Is this the placebo effect?  We find what were looking for?  We perceive things to be the way we expect them to be?  Now that’s a lot to think about.  Maybe it’s also time to examine and discard some of my unhelpful beliefs!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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