"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Thursday, December 29, 2011

National Chocolate Day

Image courtesy of: paloetic

Now here is a holiday I can CELEBRATE!!!!!! Oh yum! Well...sort of.....being diabetic, I have to be careful about my sugar intake. However...I would rather have a small bite of the REAL STUFF.....organic, "Fair Trade" dark chocolate......than a bagful of the "other stuff ".

My love affair with chocolate goes back, WAY back. When I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade, a friend of mine introduced me to the candy counter at a local shop. I was hooked. So many choices! And back then, a candy bar was a NICKEL! I remember when I was older, sneaking to the drug store to buy my "stash" since chocolate & candy was forbidden in our home. Thus began my lifelong struggle & addiction to sugar. Rolos & Milky Ways had me by the throat. Their smooth creaminess tempted & seduced me. Chocolate.....my DRUG of choice. Little did I know that my guilty pleasure was most likely at the expense of children held in slavery on cocoa farms in West Africa.

It has taken me years to break that addiction. So when I do indulge in a small taste of chocolate, I make sure it is high quality, organic, "Fair Trade" chocolate...now that I have learned about the chocolate "slave trade."

Here are some resources to help you find out about it yourself:

Stop Chocolate Slavery


Please.....for the sake of the children.....choose "Fair Trade" chocolate.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Unlock the Door to your Dreams ~ I Dream in Purple

Etsy Treasury Curated by emily
HGTV Treasury Challenge 2011~Color of the Month~Grape!

When I was a young girl, my room was decorated in PURPLE! The walls were painted a lovely medium shade of purple. My twin beds were covered in white ruffly spreads with purple roses. I loved my room ~ it was a restful, dreamy, inspiring sanctuary! I still dream in purple.....and remember those lovely hours of daydreaming in my purple room.