Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ebb and Flow

It's true, ya know. You'll never know the impression that you'll leave on someone. You'll never know what, when, how, or why they think of you. And that's OK. You don't need to know.

Over the past couple of weeks, I was lucky enough to have several people come back into my life. Lucky enough to find out that each remembered and thought of me in a positive manner. During this time, another person has made a step further from my life, as others surely will as well. This ebb and flow of people and relationships is part of what makes life interesting.

It strikes me that people enter and exit our lives at just the right times...and for a purpose. We don't always know what at the time. Sometimes we look back and can see, sometimes not.

It reminds me of the saying, "To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world." Now, I'm not saying that I'm the world...but it's important to understand that the impressions we make on others can be great and long-lasting. For this, we must be gentle with others and with ourselves, else we be remembered less favorably.

When we succeed, reunions can be marvelous things!


beef stew, veggies, and an apple
mmm, chicken broth with many many veggies!


steak strips, veggies, and an Asian pear
veggies mixed with one of my diet delicious!


lasagne entree (YUCK!) with veggies
BBQ chicken with veggies and fruit


big giant salad
Thai curry entree with veggies


beef stroganoff, oranges, and veggies
enchiladas and veggies


cheese ravioli, veggies and fruit


BBQ Chicken, veggies, mango
steamed, not tempura'd...
yellowtail hamachi and salmon roll with avocado and cucumber
OK, I cheated on my diet...


mushroom rissotto, veggies, and fruit


Thai curry entree with veggies and berries
Big salad!


steak strips, veggies and berries
savory chicken with veggies and pineapple


steak strips, veggies and watermelon
turkey chili, cauliflower, and delicata squash


savory chicken, mixed veggies, and mango
BBQ Chicken, cucumbers, grapes, and apple slices


beef stroganoff, butternut squash and mixed veggies
savory chicken sauteed with veggies and pineapple