Some weeks (on Mondays or Tuesdays), I shall participate in Share Your World, a weekly blog challenge some of the cool kids I know take part in. There’s no Movie Monday this week so I shall do it today!
What do you consider is the most perfect food for you?
The most perfect food to make me most perfectly happy is a dish I call Heartburn, also known as Buffalo Chicken Dip. The name dip implies it’s not a meal, but I make it one. It’s cooked chicken breast (usually about 2), shredded and lovingly tossed in buffalo hot sauce. That mixture is added to a base layer of cream cheese (1 box), then topped with a bit of bleu cheese salad dressing (to your liking) and about a cup of shredded four-cheese blend. All of that deliciousness is then baked in the oven for about 30 minutes (uncovered, in a baking dish that’s about 3 quarts) so everything can get ooey and gooey and delicious. I eat it with Tostitos Scoops — the teeny little corn bowls hold the tasty concoction so well. I also eat cucumbers with it, so see… salad!
For the healthy eating I should do, I enjoy a big salad, with curly-edged lettuce, big croutons, cucumbers, purple cabbage, chick peas, baby spinach, mushrooms, and no dressing. Delish.
Are you focused on today or tomorrow?
I have an eye on the future, and goals (short-term and semi-long-term) that I keep in mind. But my focus is now. I don’t always succeed in staying focused on the moment, but that’s where happiness and peace is. So if I struggle, I work at it, to get back to and stay in the moment.
If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
I don’t remember his name off-hand, but he was a pastor and also a writer. As I’m a writer, I’d like to talk with him about writing. I’d also like to have a conversation about spirituality, since he was Southern and apparently religious, and I’m part-Southern and, well, not.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I’m taking a course called The Empath’s Survival Guide through Sounds True. The facilitator, Dr. Judith Orloff, who also wrote a book of the same name, gave me such a tool to use when I’m feeling overwhelmed. If someone’s negative energy is becoming overwhelming, try to get away for a few minutes to recenter, but even if you can’t, just repeat in your head: Return to Sender. Return to Sender. Return to Sender. It may sound simple to those who aren’t overwhelmed by such things or those who aren’t as sensitive as empaths can be. But for me, this is turning out to be life-changing. How empowering!
This post is part of Share Your World, a weekly blog event, by Cee. See her post for this week: https://ceenphotography.com/2017/10/09/share-your-world-october-9-2017/.