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While you’re having your first cup of coffee, sit back and think of the things that you’re thankful for.
The aroma of the coffee;
That first sip of coffee;
The beautiful morning;
The beginning of a new day full of promise;
The quiet just before the day officially starts.
Grace Before Meals. Giving thanks before each meal recognizes all of the people whose hard work was necessary for you to have food on your table–everyone from the farmer who grew the food, and the person who cooked the meal.
It’s a moment to pause and be mindful, as well as feel blessed that you have all of the food and nourishment that you need.
Things You Take For Granted. Imagine losing some of the things that you take for granted, such as your home, your ability to see or hear, your ability to walk, or anything that currently gives you comfort. Then imagine getting each of these things back, one by one, and consider how grateful you would be for each and every one.
Obviously, things won’t always go your way. However, gratitude isn’t an emotion that is reserved for those moments when you get what you want. When things go wrong you can use the power of gratitude to release some of the negative emotions that you may be feeling due to the failure or setback that you just experienced.
After a negative event put things in perspective by remembering that every difficulty carries within it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit. When faced with adversity, ask yourself the following questions:
“What’s good about this?”
“What can I learn from this?”
“How can I benefit from this?”
“Is there something about this situation that I can be grateful for?”
LETS BE GRATEFUL TODAY! SEE WHATS THERE, INSTEAD OF WHAT ISNT!
The right way to pray is to have faith.
Pray for motivation, abundance and guidance.
What are your biggest questions about your existence?
What are the most 3 things you would like to know in your lifetime?
May the homes where prayer are used in faith be dwelling places of Goodness, Humility, Self-Control, Mutual Respect for each other and living Obedience to you.
Making conversations with kids can be awkward but absolutely lovely, and A Hilariously fun thing to do. Make conversations with Kids. Talking to kids nowadays can be very hard. Especially if you do not have children of your own. A great start, Be available to make conversation with them. Kids don’t usually make plans to have conversations with us Adults, We have to be available to them in order to stimulate conversation with the child. If we’re with them, we’re bound to hear what they have to say. Children are very immediate, when it comes to their feelings & emotions, When a child wants to talk, make yourself available. Create space to have conversations with them, prepare yourself. Resist the urge to correct the child in the conversation, if a child is telling you something inaccurate, ask the child what does he or she thinks happened, so that way, they can express their thoughts. Draw out their curiosity, rather then forcing on them, an accurate explanation. You can fact check afterwards, also be interested and into what their into, their likes and dislikes. Watch something together with the child, and ask open ended questions, relating to kids nowadays is a challenge, these few techniques can apply to help engage a conversation with 4-15 year olds. Especially for Adults who have no clue or possibly no children and not one solid idea on how to have a Kid conversation. Have fun, Kids are awesome!
Who you truly are as a person is best revealed by who you are during times of conflict and crisis. If you can be strong during challenging times you truly are a disciplined and spirited person. That is a True identity.
Push Forward. Whenever the downfall or past calls or you’re tempted to dwell on it, the best word that should come to mind is “Forward”. Move forward with a great action & positivity. Acceptance is okay, despite the struggles, conflicts or crisis. Acceptance can mean, your ready, and don’t want to struggle anymore. You’ve excepted it and plan to move forward with action mentally & physically.
Although we dread the tears, pain & total loss of any control over situations, we find out later in our lives it was actually a great & necessary thing and gives us the opportunity to grow and learn our strengths. Bounce yourself Back to being a better, greater you. You are worth it, its your life, don’t fear.
Romans Chapter 8