Friday, July 29, 2011

Lost & Found Friday

I've spent a lot of time this summer contemplating the idea of a second blog devoted to living and thriving with food allergies. If it happens, the official launch is going to have to wait until the first of September as this summer has been simply too busy for me to do either the research or the planning that I would like to do.

There has also been the wee issue of my attitude. I'll confess, until fairly recently I've been really angry about the whole thing...and no one wants to read a blog written by a bitter, angry woman. It's taken some time to find acceptance and to be able to let go of the negativity, but after an incident this week I think it's safe to say that I'm past the tipping point. Everything is going to be ok....and hey, the fact that I've started to feel really good is definitely a plus!

For now, I thought I would give you a taste of the type of content I'm considering. My plan would be to actually expand on some of these ideas as they are great jumping off points for essays. I think they show the good and bad side of food allergies....but in hopefully in a way that shows that the long-term effects of my diagnosis will only be for the good.

Without further ado.... Lost and Found Friday!

Lost: coffee
Found: green tea

Lost: yogurt
Found: I don't ever have to force myself to eat yogurt again!

Lost: chocolate chip cookies
Found: compassion for the Amy Winehouses of the world

Lost: warm oatmeal
Found: a pain-free tummy...who knew?!

Lost: convenience food
Found: the Farmer's Market and Bounty Boxes

Lost: bread
Found: greater body awareness

Lost: Dried spices and condiments
Found: A beautiful, fresh herb garden on my porch

Lost: cheese
Found: energy

Lost: eating out
Found: answers

Believe me...I could go on and on and on with dozens of these. What do you think?

Thank you for indulging me today. The Green Woman and I have more crafty/artsy goodness coming for you soon!

1 comment:

A Day That is Dessert said...

beautiful. and yes to it all.