Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter - Day Twenty Three

I had the most marvelous Easter Sunday. From start to finish the day was a gift and a blessing, just as is should be. We began the day at church....a glorious atmosphere in which to worship and give thanks. Easter lilies filled the sanctuary and the stained glass windows seemed to illuminate the sunlight in a magical way that I'd never noticed before. It was a beautiful and meaningful time for our family.

The mid part of our day was restful and totally low key. About 3 o'clock, my brother and sister-in-law stopped by for a brief visit and it was so good to see them. We marveled at the fact that we hadn't seen one another in almost three months...where does the time go? After their visit, we were off to join my husband's two grown daughters and their significant others for a Easter afternoon dinner on the Riverwalk at a Mexican restaurant, Los Cabos. I was quietly apprehensive about this outing for obvious reasons. Being on a juice feast and then being surrounded with sizzling platters of fajitas and margaritas was a true test of my commitment and endurance to this program. The whole family has been so great about what I'm doing. Not one person made fun of my situation or were they critical in any way. As a matter of fact, they were so complimentary and quite encouraging. I am pretty sure they don't really understand why I would want to drink only juice for 92 days, but nonetheless, they were most understanding regarding my decision to have San Pelligrino and lime today.

My husband and I rented a movie that I had been wanting to see, No Reservations. What a tender and touching movie. I thought is was a perfect ending to a wonderful day. I always think of Easter as a time of new life and of a time for fresh beginnings. Nature is already starting to sing of a new season, my favorite season, and it just feels like something new begins inside of me each spring. This year the feeling seems even more profound and most likely it is due to the state I am in physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Living on freshly extracted juices for this length of time now seems to have raised my frequency, if you will. It is a state of being that I do not want to leave. I also recognize that everything ebbs and flows, and this juice feast will come to an end at the appointed time. For now, I am simply going to try to stay aware of what is going on in the present moment, recognizing and cherishing what is. I hope each of you had a blissful day.

Sunday's Daily Juice:
1 qt. celery, arugula, apple, lemon, ginger
.5 qt. strawberry juice
1.5 qt. celery, boston lettuce, radish, cucumber, tomato, cilantro, asparagus, onion sprouts, jalapeƱo, garlic, lime, Celtic sea salt
I also drank nearly a gallon of water today as well.


MARYYX said...

Hi Penni
What is San Peligrino?

Good for you - your strong commitment is going to pay off!


Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Sounds like a lovely day. We had an outing at work the other day to a really nice mexican restaurant it was more difficult than I had imagined to sit there amongst all the fajitas and enchiladas, and cheeeezzzeeee gosh darn the cheese! I got through it with my water and lemon. Glad to get out of there tho!
This feast is more important to me right now and I always tell myself I can have it later...
We rock.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful day for you. I am so happy for you. Your words are like paints on a canvas to me.


Raw Bliss said...

Hello Miss Beautiful!

Happy (late, sort of!) Easter Sunday to you as well. Your day sounds so wonderful. I always loved Easter Sunday mass. It always seemed so magical.

It's such a blessing to have such a supportive family, right? I know it would be for me, and even though I'm not blessed in that way, I feel there's a reason for it. God knows and He hasn't let me in on it yet.

Mmm. Mexican food. A weakness of yours?! I know cheesecake, salty things, and Mexican and Italian food(including bread and tortillas) are huge teases for me! I wouldn't know what it's like being on a juice feast though. Stay strong, love! You've already proven numerous times you can do it. :)

With love,

Wendi Dee said...

I love the almost vibrational beauty of stained glass windows on a sunny day. It sounds like you had a lovely day. :-)

It's fantastic that you have such a strong support system around you, especially as you juice feast! You are doing so fantastic!!!

Lots of love to you,


EcoDea said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I could feel the good energy all the way from here! :)