well here we are at monday, looking back on some very real tragedy from the week passed. if ever there were circumstances to challenge the depth of the warmth and gratitude that we created over the holiday then this was it.
it’s almost impossible to know what to say or do during a time like this. heartbreak and sadness have a tendency to stop us in our tracks in that way, but we have to do something.
make real decisions about priorities that will keep our light as human beings alive & bright.
I saw this quote posted on social media earlier this week & it has been running through my head over and over as a kind of a mantra to keep me focused on what matters most.
we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid,
or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder.
we always have the choice.
so I’m choosing to stay soft, stay kind. in every way possible. and creating awareness of ways to put this choice into material, tangible form.
for me this means telling my people how much I love them. staying present. looking for small ways to help those in my little corner of the world. and continuing to cook food and share recipes with you.
because sometimes food can say so much more than words.
this week that dish is a vibrant kale salad with a tahini and chili dressing. there’s beets, carrots, cabbage, radishes, green onions and some sesame and sunflower seeds for added crunch. it’s a light dish but also hearty enough to keep us going. a salad that helps us take care of ourselves so we can make sure that we have some extra of whatever we want to give to share with the world.