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Dear Friends,

As Spring arrives, start creating something new, exciting and positive for yourself.

Within you today is the knowledge that you are the creator of your life experience. Use your power today and take your life to a higher place.

Love and appreciation,
Gary

ONE-MINUTE WISDOM

Gratitude is a spiritual practice that allows us to be grateful for life. It is easy to be grateful when you are happy and successful. The true gratitude test is to be grateful even when things do not happen or we do not receive what we want.

GRATITUDE AND RESPECT

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and readily showing appreciation for something and to return kindness. Gratitude can be expressed when we have a basic respect for others and ourselves. It is easy to overlook simple joys. As we start to take many things for granted we ultimately lose respect for them. When respect is mentioned here it means to value something or someone.

Respect is a very simple idea and can help in every part of your life. It is very simple you must value the moment. This really is the backbone for gratitude. It is a willingness to see the value in all things. 

 


APRIL WISDOM

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each otherʼs eyes for an instant?”

Henry David Thoreau

VIRGIN vs. EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is considered a longevity food with health-boosting properties that may not only help you feel better but may also help you live longer. First up, this liquid gold is likely something you've already got somewhere in the kitchen.

Olives contain polyphenols, a large group of compounds that are found in many plant-derived foods and that have been linked to an array of potential bene­fits. The less processed olive oil is, the more polyphenols it retains. Extra virgin olive oil is least processed. The European Food Safety Authority allows bottlers of olive oil with high polyphenol content to make a heart health claim. Heating olive oil destroys some of these compounds. Keep in mind that olive oil is hardly unique—polyphenol intake from many foods (notably chocolate, tea, fruits, and vegetables) is associated with a wide range of health benefits.
Olive oil can vary widely in flavor and color depending on the variety of olives used and the region they come from. Olives for the best olive oils are often harvested by hand, a cost that is passed on to the consumer.

Virgin Olive Oils

These are extracted from olives solely by mechanical means, without chemicals. 

“Extra-virgin” 

Olive oil is the highest grade. Industry standards stipulate that extra-virgin olive oil must meet numerous chemical parameters and sensory standards. In a test by a trained taste panel using official protocols, an extra-virgin olive oil will have no defects of aroma or flavor, and some positive flavor of green and/or ripe olives. It is more expensive to produce because of the higher costs at each stage of production, from grove to bottle.

Olive oil simply labeled “virgin” has slight defects in aroma or flavor and has to meet lower chemical standards, so it is less expensive. 


 

 


 
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AFFIRMATIONS:
 

Today, I change my thinking, I change my life, and call it a miracle!

Today, I take ownership of my mind and know that love heals all things.

Today, I am grateful for everything in my life.

 

WORKING WITH GRATITUDE


Begin to observe the value in every part of your life. If you are struggling in any area of your life, simply take time to acknowledge the difficulty. Then take time to find out what behaviors, attitudes or skills that you can develop to improve your situation. Once you have done that you will begin to see how gratitude applies in a very specific and tangible way. This again will feed a sense of respect for all parts of your life. It is equally important to cultivate a sense of gratitude and respect during times of success and happiness. Write a daily list of at least five things you feel gratitude towards. Then continue to develop an attitude of gratitude and channel that as true respect for everything. 


 
LIFE KEY CODE

If we don't grow we are not really living our life's purpose.  

 
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If have a ripe avocado that you don't want to waste. Avocados are absolutely delicious and a wonderful source of fiber and fatty acids.  Substitute cilantro with mint or parsley, or chia seeds with sesame or poppy seeds. 

2 slices whole grain bread

1/2 avocado

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste

1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 pinch fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon chia seeds

 

Directions
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Ready In: 13 minutes

Toast bread slices to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes.
Mash avocado in a bowl; stir in cilantro, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. Spread avocado mixture onto toast and top with chia seeds.

 
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