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Memorial Day Brunch

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend!!
Here is a good brunch idea!!
Chicken Salad Recipe.
My Granny’s favorite..
3 Season and cooked chicken breast. ( preferably baked)
6 boiled eggs ( chopped)
1/2 cup of course chopped celery.
1/4,cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
Small jar of chopped pimento
1/2 cup of chopped red onion
Salt( to taste)
Black pepper( to taste)
Accent(to taste)
Miracle Whip 1/2 cup or to the consistency you like
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
Mix well

Fresh homemade Lemonade: 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemons without seeds
1/2 gallon of water
1 cup of sugar
Boil the 1/2 gallon of water
After water boils; stir in sugar until dissolved ( making a syrup) pour syrup mixture into pitcher. Add 2cups of squeeze lemons
Add 1/2 gallon of cold water with ice.
Enjoy 🍋🍋
Blessings OYP.

Depression can be defeated!We often find ourselves at some point in our lives in a state of depression! There are many reasons for this unkind emotion. The loss of a love one,getting fired, a divorce,retiring,moving to a new place, wayward children, illness .. the list can go on and on. These life events tend to be overwhelming! If they are not dealt with properly we could find ourselves in a state of depression. We begin to isolate ourselves from people we love, we may comfort eat, or not eat at all .We become fatigued,loneliness sets in.Sometimes sleeping becomes our companion. We start caring less and less about our appearance and personal hygiene.Unfortunately when we allow theses types of behavior to continue without seeking help depression can lead to suicidal thoughts our even the act itself.We can defeat this type of behavior in several ways. First remembering and believing who God says we are. The word says in Psalms 139 verse 14: I praise you. For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Romans 8 verse 37 says No. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loves us. If we meditate and believe on just these verses we know that we can beat depression. Other ways to defeat it is to get up and out into Gods land and breathe his air.1. Exercise. Get the body doing something fun.2. Drink plenty of water/ hydrate3. Eat healthy. The old saying “ an apple a day keeps the doctor away “ may have a bit of truth in it.4. Get a massage5. Take a yoga classThese are just a few suggestions. It is always in order to seek medical help . Talk to your doctor ; you may need medication or Therapy. Whatever the solution is; just know you are not alone. Depression Can be Defeated. Let’s be diligent in taking care of ourselves. This is just food for thought.OYP,Blessings

Aging Gracefully

Aging! Let’s talk about it. It is defined as : the process of becoming old. Being a seasoned woman myself. I’d like to define it as the process of getting wiser, the process of truly knowing who you are and not being afraid to walk in it. It comes to a point where you really don’t care about how other people see you, only how you see yourself and what value you bring to those around you.Life teaches you so much. We have an abundant amount of knowledge to impart on the younger generation. The term “old” places unspoken limits on a person. It causes others to see you in a negative light; therefore they miss out on valuable information. If you are Blessed to have a seasoned saint in your life. Cherish them, talk to them, explore the riches they have to share with you.Please don’t toss them aside as  a nuisance or treat them like a child. It’s truly a disrespect to them and a disservice to yourself

You are missing out on a wealth of love, comfort, wisdom, humor and so much more. As it has been so often said: aging is a privilege denied to many.Just keep living and perhaps you will become a member of the club! This was just a little food for thought.

Blessings OYP.