Everywhere I turn just now I bump into this wonderful word: NOURISH.
I came across a whole pile of these magazines sitting on a table in Banco Cafe, Te Aroha..best of all they were free.here if you want to find out more about it.
On a chilly wet night last week I made Osso Bucco (what a lovely name) slowly cooking beef & bone..with marrow in the middle until it became the most luscious, fragrant nourishing meal.
It's even got a Mother now! Apparently that's what we're after.
We'll just have to see how we go with the cider..pink bucket should do it nicely.
My sad little harvest of pumpkins that grew down the back. Oh well, at least they're a bright & cheerful.
I just adore the shape & fragrance of them even.
These ones look like some kind of weird crabapple.
Do you have trouble with that?
Feeling guilty when you take time for you..always putting yourself at the end of the list?
Nourishing ways are usually simple ways.
It doesn't take much to begin new habits of nourishment.
Nourish means: first of all "a nurse"...
and to cherish & comfort & increase & support & nurture & supply to & to educate & instruct.
Yes, that's what I am doing learning the nourishing ways that foster life.
Nourishment isn't just food.
I happily nurture my soul with beauty..
these I found in two lots in the past weeks.
Something about mother-of-pearl buttons especially delights my soul.
Other people don't have to like the same things but they are likely to understand us better when we are able to nurture & accept ourselves in healthy, robust ways.
I smiled when Judith at St Vinny's dragged out a huge bag of linen that had just been donated & allowed me to sift through it all before it went out to the shop. So sweet of her. I sorted it as I went to help out a little...I made quite a big "ugly" pile! Something about this doilie I just love. Judith said.."Yes that looks like you".
I need colour to nourish my soul & fragrance too (not man made perfumes though!)
This lovely lady grows all this lavender.
I bought a bottle of her oil..really cheaply because the label was skew-whiff.
The best part of nourishing ways is that they are daily which means we can see them as chores or blessings (sometimes it's hard to tip on the right side I know)..but after all life is made up of the moments & the days & the next meal, the next hug, the next kind word...really.
When I looked up the meaning of nourish I found the video below. Have a wee look if you have time. It is presented by nourishlife.org
An educational initiative designed to open up a meaningful conversation about food & sustainability particularly in schools & communities.
That sounds like a great initiative to me.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
Wishing you a wonderfully nourishing week.
I'd love to hear about your nourishing ways...