My third raw Thanksgiving has come and gone, but what a time I had! I love how fresh and vibrant raw food is, and no, I don’t miss cooked food, not even with snow falling around me all day long. Raw food has become a comfort to me. It represents healing, and I strongly believe if you change your diet; you can change your life! I am living this out every day. During this time of the year, I am truly thankful to God for healing my body through food.
The best part of this precious holiday is spending time with family. Our little mountain paradise did not disappoint our guest as it snowed gently all day. This provided us with a great excuse to wander in the woods. Local residents had decorated random trees in the forest which made our hike all the more whimsical.
I felt as though I was living in a snow globe, so when our children wanted to go snowboarding and skiing, how could I resist? Wonderful Husband is a great skier, although it had been over 30 years since he had skied, (because he met me) he took to it beautifully!
I, on the other hand, had a totally different experience. I started my morning crying in the car due to the fact that I could not get my ski boots on. (they’re ridiculous) I was terrible! (understatement) I fell so many times (at least 50). Then I continued to run through mesh fences, tangled my legs in so many different ways that I never thought possible, and to top it off — I just simply wanted to quit, this winter sport was too much for me!
My husband was getting frustrated with me not because of my lack of ability, but my deflated disposition was too much for him. He finally, in a loud voice, answered my plea to walk down the mountain, “ABSOLUTELY NOT, you are not a quitter, you are Right Now Raw, now get up and get down this run!” I dried my tears and got down the beautiful mountain. (my kids went down 3 to my 1)
I was a cold mess! I am the worst skier ever, I realized that I’m not really “gifted” at anything. Everything I have learned has always come with hard work and perseverance. One thing I do have is determination, I will use this determination to learn how to ski.
I don’t know where you are at in life right now, but if you are feeling a little deflated, get up, let determination fill your soul, and realize you CAN learn new things! The things you desire for your life might not come naturally, there are not many prodigies, but if there is a desire to improve yourself — GO FOR IT! The worst thing you can do is fall, the best thing you can do is get back up and keep trying!
Determinedly Living ♥Right Now Raw