Last week, we bought a bag of organic limes at a supermarket.
And today, I squeezed all of them to put out of their juice by my hands.
But most of their skins became so hard that cutting limes were very tough work.
The skin of organic lime became like a stone but inside of the lime was fresh.
I squeezed all of organic limes and put into 2 ice cube containers to freeze in our refrigerator.
I want to use organic lime juice for my cooking and I want to keep it fresh after squeezing.
And after all lime juice frozen, I can use it one by one for my cooking when I want to use it.
This is very convenient way to use organic limes for me.
Anyway, the hard skin of limes were so difficult to handle today...><
Today, I asked David to buy a bag of organic apples.
David & I really love to eat organic FUJI apples every day.
But I checked apples in a bag which he bought it and it looked different from FUJI apples.
The skin and color looked different from FUJI apples and I checked the receipt.
It says, "Organic GALA apples."
David said that he picked this bag of apples were in the cage of FUJI.
So we guessed that a customer put it into different cage unfortunately.
David went to return it at the supermarket again to get a bag of FUJI apples.
I am so thankful his kindness and we can keep eating our favorite organic FUJI apple from tomorrow, too!^^
David really loves to eat organic Broccoli.
So I cook for him organic Broccoli every day.
Usually I steam organic Broccoli without salt and I add another ingredients to mix with it.
Organic Broccoli has so much great nutrition inside and it will give us so nice flavor.
David can eat organic Broccoli as raw but I don't want eat it as raw, so I steam it usually.
Anyway Broccoli is very delicious and fresh when we can buy.
Broccoli is very wonderful foods to detox our body and it is delicious, too.
When I lived in Japan, I don't like to eat Broccoli so much but now I became to like eating so much.
Because I know the delicious taste of organic Broccoli here in Seattle.
I am very lucky to eat organic Broccoli every day, anyway...^^
Today it became nice weather with sunshine & blue sky, so I am happy to enjoy this beautiful day!
Today is 3rd of March and "3" sounds "SAN" and "9" sounds "KYU" in Japanese and I can call today as "Thank you" day for me.
Yesterday, on 3rd of March, was my Dad's birthday and I sent my birthday message for him the day before his birthday because Japanese time is ahead from Seattle time.
So I sent my birthday message to Dad and he replied me yesterday.
Mom, my elder sister and Dad went to his request restaurant together to celebrate his birthday together and it might so fun for all of them.
If Dad wasn't in this world, I cannot exist in this world, of course Mom's existence is essential part of my existence.
Also my grandmother and grandfather gave my life to this world and all of my ancestors make my birth somehow.
So today, I feel real gratitude for my life from all of my ancestors and family in Japan.
Today I feel so much gratitude for my life without any worries and doubts for my future...because I decided to live happier more than before as I am.
Someday I will say good bye to my body unfortunately but now I am alive with smile & gratitude.
To live my body and mind can give me so much learning and all experiences of my life can make me grow up day by day...
No matter what happens to my life, I don't want to give up my life and always I want to have HOPE and benevolence forever.
Today it is raining but my heart can shine with my love inside naturally and gently.
How is your today??
I want to you to feel "THANK YOU" to your life today because our life is only one and it is BLESSING for everyone, I believe.
I wish that your TODAY will be filled with happiness & gratitude to make your life be better than yesterday!!^^
Last 5 weeks, I supported to cook for a lady who has a serious disease at her home twice a week.
I wanted to support her as long as possible but her mind suddenly changed and my support finished unfortunately.
It was her choice and I did my best for her every visit and I have no regret for my support at all.
I want her to feel comfortable and peace as well as possible and if she doesn't need my support anymore, I want to respect her thinking.
I feel just gratitude for her and her husband to give me this opportunity with my support anyway.
And David & I are so glad that we could see her and her husband because they gave us great life experience.
I have no regret of my support for her because I can tell that I did my best as much as possible.
And David supported me during his holidays so much and I really appreciate with his love and support for me.
I wanted to keep my support for her but her decision looks firm and I don't bother her life anymore by my feeling for her anymore.
Only what I can do for her is praying for her recovery and peace in her mind without so much pain inside of my heart.
Because I love her so much and I want her to live as long as possible.
Her disease and her husband's support for her will keep from now on at home, so just David & I pray for their peaceful day with benevolence.
If she doesn't need my support anymore, I just want to cherish her way of living with peace & love for my heart.
So I have to move on my life with strength & toughness of my mind with David.
Last 5 weeks of my support for her gave me so much learning and experience and I want to keep my mind in peace & love for my next step.
Nothing will happen in my life to make me learn, I believe.
And GOD will guide me to next my stage as I wish and I want to keep doing my best every single day.^^
To love myself is precious for me because sometimes I forget myself with love.
Sometimes I forget to take a rest because I concentrate 1 thing too much to eat anything and to drink anything.
I learn how to love myself day by day.
To take a rest for a while is good time to love myself.
These days, I tried to take a FOOT BATH after my house working.
I soak my feet on the bucket with hot water about a half of hour and I cannot move for a while.
I have "WIND" & "FIRE" elements of my character so I always move and think without stable condition.
But I need to take "WATER" elements to ground by myself so FOOT BATH is great time for give myself with love.
After taking a foot bath, I can feel so comfortable and warm inside of my body.
During foot bath, I cannot move on my chair and I don't do anything too much.
Also YOGA and Meditation time can give me stable & calm energy to concentrate my breath every day.
To love myself is my lesson through my life, I think.
To love myself can love others more and better than before.
Everyone has LOVE inside of human beings, I believe.
But we are not taught how to love and to be loved anywhere in this world.
So we are learning how to love and to be loved through our life in any human's relationship, aren't we??
My peace of heart can give me so wonderful energy inside naturally.
And sometimes I look back to myself how to react & behave to others and I can learn how to do my action with benevolence better today than yesterday.
Just I am doing my best as I am today.
How are you today??
Can you feel your peace of heart enough??
I wish that your beginning of TODAY is filled with peace of heart as much as possible to start NEW DAY.
Many things around us happen to our life every day but you can keep your peace in heart by your stable condition of mind, I think...
Anyway have a peaceful day!!
Two third of this month in 2017 has already passed to connect next month day by day...
Enjoy your life with smile & love as much as possible, because life is too short to look back, isn't it??^^
Today David went to a library to borrow some movies.
One movie of them is Swedish movie of short movies.
He is very interested in the movie and we started to watch it together as usual.
But for me ,it was not interested at all and it is boring.
We watched it for a while but finally we stopped watching it in the middle.
David thought that the movie might be more interesting when he checked it in the library.
But is was not so much.
So we started to watch another movie together.
Anyway the previous movie of Swedish short movies were very strange for me and I couldn't understand the good point at all.
I am so sorry for David....><
Today David & I visited his friend who lives at Portland in Oregon.
I met him about 2 years ago for the first time and I became to like him naturally.
David & he knows each other for many years and he is kind & generous for us.
After we stayed at Astoria, we went to his place by driving a car to stay his place.
To staying his place is the second time & to see him was my pleasure today but I was a little nervous to see him again.
Because when I met him for the first time, David & he started to talk very quick speed of native English and I couldn't understand their conversation less than 10% at that time.
But after to be David for a while, my ears became to train to listen to his English day by day and today's seems to be a TEST how much I can listen to their conversation of normal speed in English.
So I started to listen to their talking carefully and I am so relieved to know that I could understand what they were talking mostly at this time!!
And we wen to take a walk around his home and it was nice time for all of us.
His friend was very kind to us as usual and he took us a healthy cafe for dinner.
And yesterday was David's birthday and he said to us, "This is my treat tonight!" when we tried to pay our foods.
David looked so surprised at his offer that he didn't do that thing to David before and this was the first time!
But just we were so grateful for his offer that we said to him, "Thank you for your treat & kindness!" with smile.
We didn't expect him to treat our dinner at all but I felt that it is his expression of love & friendship for us.
At the healthy café, we had a nice time together for a while...A LOT!
And to talk to David's friend is like unlimited and we kept talking so much.
I am so happy that I could understand their conversation better than before and sometimes I could join their talking by my English.
They are my ENGLISH teacher and they are so kind to me that maybe they talked slower than usual & used easier English than normal for me...but I felt relieved to be able understand their English today anyway...^^
I became to like him more & better than before.
To understand David's friend is my pleasure and I really love this visit with David again...
Also his friend & I have a common habit of YOGA and it is important for us in our daily life now.
But anyway, I am very happy to watch David's happy smile with his friend today A LOT!^^
Friends of David are very wonderful people usually and I can become to like them after meeting & talking them always.
Today we woke up later than usual but it was cloudy & chilly outside to get out from our home.
So we had a nice time at home for a while.
But I wanted to take a walk so I offered David to go for a walk somewhere.
He though that something new place for me to take a walk today.
And then he brought me "Discovery Park" and this park is familiar for us.
But today, we parked another location to take a walk at different way and we could feel the different & new feeling at the same park.
This is our memorial park to decide to marry each other and we could enjoyed watching a great view from the seaside with cold wind.
Just a little bit, we could find blue sky above us but our minds became so clearer than before.
And then we came back to his car and he suddenly took me another park which I really wanted to visit with David.
The park was "Olympic Sculpture park" and it was very artistic & wonderful view near the seaside at downtown Seattle.
Many people looked to enjoy watching a great view near the beach & wonderful sculptures at each park with someone & dogs and also we had a nice time together.
To explore new places together & enjoy a great time of walking can bring us pure & clear mind each other.
To feel the nature is our favorite thing and we really love taking a walk.
This week is very special for David because from the next Monday (1st of February) he are going to start a new training at new position.
He seemed to be exciting for it but at the same time he is thinking about it all the time.
I want him to feel relaxation in his holidays as much as possible just before his new beginning at work.
So I just want him to enjoy his holidays as he wants.
I cook for him to let him feel relaxation in peaceful mind at home as well as possible and it is my pleasure.
To heal his body & mind by my cooking is my fun & enjoyable task every single day.
To eat organic foods as much as possible means to make our body & mind at stable & peaceful condition every day.
I just keep cooking for him with LOVE & compassion to let our daily life keep in peace with benevolence.
To eat well on healthy organic diet is our first priority in our marriage life because we want to enjoy our life longer together.
To laugh each other & to love more and better are our pleasure...^^
Anyway today has passed so quickly that we will never forget today's fun & smile each other.
To pile such a wonderful day will be one part of our history day by day...
I appreciate with David's love for me today, too...and I am so lucky to be with him every day.
So I am doing my best to love him more and more!
昨夜、Davidと一緒に、"face of love"という映画を見た。
もし、時間がある方は、この”face of love"を鑑賞してほしい。
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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