After a long afternoon of errands, I was in the parking lot unloading my groceries into my car. Finished, I looked around for the nearest cart return where I could leave my empty cart. It was halfway across the lot, and there was nowhere else to safely leave the cart. So, feet at about a 9.5 on the pain scale, I headed towards the cart return. I was going slowly... hobbling, really... about the pace I usually go when my pain gets this bad. About halfway to my destination, I heard someone coming up behind me. It was an elderly lady, slightly bent with age and also walking rather slowly... but faster than I was walking. She came up beside me and said, "here, let me take that" as she grabbed my cart, added it to hers, and headed to the cart return. I thanked her twice and turned to walk back to my car. She passed me by again as she returned to her vehicle. It brought me to tears.
Thank you, any of you, who have ever done such an act of kindness for a stranger. You don't know anyone's story. Look for ways to help, ways to be kind. Bless others, bless yourself.
blue cheese crumbles
1 T dressing
3 dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts
In my kitchen now, to be eaten this week, I have blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, a whole pineapple, bananas, 3 kinds of apples, oranges, Clementines, grapefruit, a lemon, broccoli, lettuce, onions, green onions, zucchini, frozen peas, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, mangoes, pears, carrots, celery, a whole free range chicken, grass fed ground beef, Greek yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, pistachios, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, acorn squash, avocados, frozen green beans, canned kidney beans, canned pinto beans, canned tomatoes, canned tuna, frozen mahi mahi, frozen salmon patties, walnuts, a cucumber, dark chocolate, and canned pumpkin. I chose these foods based on research I have done regarding how to lower blood pressure naturally. One of my main goals right now is to get off my blood pressure medication. I am not following the "DASH" diet because I do not eat grains at this time. I also am avoiding soy and sugar. Hopefully, eating such a healthful diet will result in lowered blood pressure over time, less inflammation, healed feet, and maybe even weight loss.
Scale today said 230 pounds, same as last week.
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