I thought it would be fun if I took a moment each month to let you know what things are currently striking my fancy, so here goes the April installment! Current favorites:
Book: Oddly enough, one of my favorite books this month has been What to Eat by Marion Nestle, which dives deep into food, nutrition, and food politics in a way that had me gripped from beginning to end. I took copious notes on the conclusions that were drawn from various scientific studies, and felt validated when some of my own food preferences were supported. The book explained many things I hadn't understood or known about before, and it made me wish I had studied nutrition sooner.
Song: Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw. I think the song is sweet, and it stands out to me in the way it highlights simple acts of goodness and reminds me of the wisdom previous generations pass on, which is vastly different from a lot of the music I hear on the radio. It's a refreshing difference.
Hold the door say please say thank you Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got moutains to climb but Always stay humble and kind When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride but Always stay humble and kind
When it's hot, eat a root beer popsicle Shut off the ac and roll the windows down Let that summer sun shine Always stay humble and kind Don't take for granted the love this life gives you When you get where you're goin' Don't forget turn back around And help the next one in line Always stay humble and kind
Verse: "For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him." -1 Corinthians 1:25-29. When I begin to wonder why God doesn't do things the way I want Him to, I remember that His ways are far greater than mine-- so far above me that His foolishness is wiser than my highest levels of wisdom. He uses the seemingly small, insignificant, foolish things to accomplish His purposes and demonstrate His power.
Food: For most of this month, I haven't been grocery shopping or making many new dishes. I realized I had a freezer and pantry packed with food to the brim, and it was time to help my budget out a little by trying to use up what I had before buying and making more. That being said, I have made some things. One of my favorites was Coconut Curry Popcorn from Naturally Ella, which I had with some dried mango on the side. It was delicious!
TV Show: I have been sort of alternating between episodes of Sherlock and Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I've watched OUAT before, but often didn't pay enough attention to what was happening and have fallen behind on more recent episodes, so I wanted to start over. My best friend recommended Sherlock to me, and I love it!
Memory from this month: I went to a girls' night at my friend's house that was a lot of fun! We had a wide array of delicious goodies to munch on (which I, true to form, overindulged in to the point of being super stuffed), told funny stories, played with an adorable dog, and watched some Sherlock. It was a great way to get to spend some more quality time with some truly precious women.
Now it's your turn. What are some of your favorite things? I'd love to hear them!