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11.24.2009

just a reminder.




cool autumnal air is pouring in through the the open windows, battling with the radiator (over which i have no control).

the candles are lit.

and the room is clean.

john legend is playing on the stereo. john legend is best played in the winter months.

the vase is clean, waiting for the flowers i'll pick up on my way home from work.

my parents arrive tonight.

i'm hoping we'll go to dinner at the new leaf cafe which by it's own description serves "seasonal modern American drawing inspiration from local green markets, upstate New York farms and New York City's community gardens" and the proceeds go to support Fort Tryon Park, the surrounding community, the 55 NYC community gardens, and four sponsored city parks. i'm realizing that what we eat, on a daily basis, affects everyone--the choices we make are important. it's not just about what we want in any given moment, it's about what's best for our health as well as the environment (but more about that later).

the whole point of this post was to re-post this:

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddha

i began repeating these words to myself yesterday, and each time i did it was like hitting the re-set button. it made me stop, breathe, and send a little love my own way. and because of this...the room is clean and the candles are lit and john legend is playing on the stereo and i can feel love in all its many forms as i sit on the my stool and type this.

happy tuesday. enjoy this day.


image of new leaf via google search.

24 comments:

Ashley Taylor said...

That restaurant sounds incredible! My husband and I live in Oklahoma and we have a serious lack of anything healthy and unprocessed in our restaurants (which mainly consist of BBQ, Tex-Mex, and "home cooking"). We recently decided we should open an organic "diner," but that would probably flop here. ;) Despite all that, though, we do still try to eat as healthy and organic as possible. I couldn't agree with you more about the importance of what we put in the bodies and how insanely ridiculous a lot of food that is allowed to be bought is made.

Have a lovely day and a happy time with your parents! :)

Helen said...

I really needed this today. Thanks, Meg.

Emily said...

Such an important message - that I so often forget! Mantras are good.

Also, that restaurant sounds so delicious!

Alexandra said...

Sounds like a fabulous restaurant... reminds me of (the one time I went) to union square cafe and it was all stuff from the greenmarket.

I too am realizing the ramifications of what i eat. I'm reading this interesting book on hormones they pump into food....scary!

XO

Meighan said...

Great quote. So powerful & so needed today. Thank you!

Sara said...

Oh, Buddha. Dude knew his business, didn't he?

I'll bet he would LOVE John Legend, by the way.

jolie jamie said...

What a great post!!
Thank you!!

Stephanie said...

I have been listening to John Legend non stop today :)

Hermione said...

Wow, what a blog you have!! I honestly feel very inspired by my first browse, thank you. Lovely!!

Hanako66 said...

enjoy your family and have a wonderful thanksgiving:)

danikreeft said...

i will go and ENJOY THIS DAY.
thank you for the reminder...
xoxo.

CrowNology said...

xo

iheartkiwi said...

i heart john legend, flowers and spending time with family. sounds wonderful.

have yourself a fabulous thanksgiving lady.

Brittan said...

such nice reminders.

enjoy your parents and have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Jennila said...

Happy tuesday indeed :) a 5 day weekend... 5 mornings I can sleep in... and my day just improved so much.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving... sounds like it's started already for you :)

iloveyoucauseican said...

Thank you so much Meg. Sometimes its hard to remember that people deserve the love that we give.
Happy Holidays!

Melissa said...

I hope you enjoyed your day!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog! I like how honest you are! xx

K8 said...

I loved this. It made me get up from my computer to organize the little "nest" I've created here in Austin to show self-care and self-respect. Everything is clean and soft. The candles are lit. The music is playing.

retina-marie said...

loove it!

defining amy said...

john legend is best enjoyed in winter months. i totally agree. and that buddha quote is exactly what i need today. why is it that sometimes we don't feel worthy even of our own love? craziness. have a wonderful holiday.

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Karls said...

That was beautifully written... don't know who John Legend is, but I guess have have to wait until winter comes round to find out.

Meg Fee said...

Karis, John Legend is a fantastic singer--look him up online, or on itunes--i wish i could just dive right into the pocket of his voice!! you must let me know what you think!